The Japanese authorities are imposing sanctions against 73 Russian organizations, financial institutions and 48 Russians involved in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country’s Foreign Ministry reports.
On February 28, Japan introduced new sanctions against the Russian Federation. It is noted that they concern 39 individuals, 73 organizations and one bank of the Russian Federation, as well as 9 collaborators. This is reported in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
“Considering the current international situation around Ukraine, and in order to promote international efforts to achieve international peace aimed at solving the problem, in accordance with the measures taken by other major countries, the Government of Japan has introduced the following measures under the Law on Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade, “— the message says.
Sanctions include freezing assets, limiting payments, capital transactions, prohibiting the export of goods, etc.
The list includes employees of the presidential administration of Russia – the head of the presidential department for ensuring the activities of the State Council Alexander Kharichev and the deputy head of the presidential department for ensuring the activities of the State Council Boris Rapoport. Also under the sanctions were the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, PIK “Wagner”, “Rosbank” and others.
On February 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed three decrees on the entry into force of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on sanctions against the Russian Federation. They included Russians involved in the removal of Ukrainian children, athletes and financing structures of mercenaries.
After the EU imposed sanctions on oil and oil products from the Russian Federation, a surge in Russian energy imports was recorded in Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt, writes The Wall Street Journal.
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