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India has denied a request by Japan to allow an Air Self-Defense Force plane to collect aid supplies for Ukrainian refugees, a lawmaker said Thursday, derailing Tokyo’s plan for the flight later this month.

Under the original schedule, a C-2 transport plane was supposed to pick up relief items such as blankets stockpiled by a U.N. agency in India and the United Arab Emirates, and take them to Poland and Romania, both of which border Ukraine and have welcomed refugees from the war-torn country.

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