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Japan's Defense Ministry Says It Spotted 4 Russian Warships, Possibly Taking Troops To Ukraine

PARIS, France - Four Russian warships passed through the Tsugaru Strait in northeastern Japan between Tuesday and Wednesday, possibly transporting troops and combat vehicles to Ukraine, Japan's Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

'Japan's Ministry of Defense will continue to monitor the situation and movements of the Russian army with a high sense of caution', the ministry said on its official Twitter account.

The Tsugaru Strait connect the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean and is located between Japan's two largest islands, Honshu and Hokkaido.

A public intelligence assessment released Tuesday by the UK Ministry of Defence said that due to heavy losses suffered in Ukraine, Russia was redeploying forces from as far away as 'its Eastern Military District, Pacific Fleet and Armenia'.



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