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Funds to pay for treating a severely burned Russian boy in Japan are running short and the boy’s Japanese caretaker is calling on the public for more support.

According to the Sapporo Japan-Russia Society, the group looking after Evgeniy Popenko, 12, in Japan, about 23 million yen is needed to treat the boy. The society is still short some 10 million yen, as medical expenses have more than doubled, officials of the society said.

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