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Japan reacted angrily Tuesday to Russia’s announcement that it will suspend negotiations with Tokyo over a formal peace treaty to end World War II and take other measures in response to Japanese sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

“This entire situation has been created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Russia’s response to push this onto Japan-Russia relations is extremely unfair and completely unacceptable,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told a parliamentary committee Tuesday morning.

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