Japanese man dies fighting Russian forces in Ukraine

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Friday that a Japanese man in his 20s has died fighting in Ukraine.

“The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine has confirmed to the Ukrainian authorities that a Japanese man in his 20s, who was participating in fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine, died on November 9. This was confirmed on November 10,” the ministry’s International Press Office said in a statement.

The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine said it is providing necessary support for the protection of Japanese citizens, and is contacting the man’s family.

“We would like to refrain from giving any further details for the protection of personal information,” it said.

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