Japan demands Russia free detained fishermen


Japan is demanding Russia release 14 crew members of fishing boat Eiho Maru No.172 seized between Japan’s northern region and Sakhalin last week. – EPA pic, June 3, 2021

JAPAN has demanded Russia release 14 crew members of a fishing boat seized last week, a top Japanese official said today, asserting that the ship was operating legally.

The Eiho Maru No.172 was seized by Russia between Japan’s northern region and Sakhalin, which is the Russian Far East.


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