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Russia released a Japanese boat and its 17 crew members after they were seized last month on suspicion of illegal fishing near the Russian-held Kunashiri Island, the Foreign Ministry said.

A Russian court had set bail of 11.5 million rubles ($182,000) earlier in the month for the release of the vessel.

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