Japan imposes new sanctions on Russia – RT World News

Tokyo has Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and more than 140 people from Russia and the Donbass Republic on its backlist.

The Japanese government has imposed new sanctions on Russia over its military operations in Ukraine. Japan’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the sanctions were aimed at eight Russian officials, including Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, businessmen and their families, as well as more than 130 people from the Donbass Republic.

Also on the list are the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Denis Pushlin and Leonid Pasechenik.

Restrictive measures include confiscating the assets of these people in Japan, the ministry said. Tokyo has banned exports to 71 Russian companies, including defense companies, as well as shipbuilding and research facilities. Russia’s state-owned anti-aircraft system maker, Almaz-Ante, was among the companies targeted by the sanctions.

Japan's comments on Russia's oil embargo

Separately, Russia also banned the export of quantum computers, 3-D printers and other high-tech products. Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said Tokyo strongly condemned Russia’s move in Ukraine and also confirmed that Japan would suspend oil imports from Russia, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany and Italy, in line with recent G7 decisions. , And Japan.

On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Russian oil was being phased out “Very difficult decision” For a nation “Largely dependent on energy imports,” It adds up to take time.

Japan has backed Western sanctions since the start of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. Tokyo has frozen the wealth of the Russian people, banned the import of certain products and started stopping the import of Russian coal, which accounts for about 11% of the country’s coal demand.

Russia blacklists Japanese PM

The development has caused divisions between Tokyo and Moscow. On May 4, Russia banned 63 Japanese officials and civilians, including Kishida, from entering the country. The list includes Japan’s foreign minister, as well as defense, finance and justice ministers.

In March, Moscow rescinded a 1991 agreement that allowed Japanese citizens to travel to the Kuril Islands without a visa, and cited Tokyo as officially closing talks with Japan on ending World War II. “Publicly unfriendly” Management.

The two nations have not formally signed a peace treaty since World War II due to a dispute over the four southernmost islands in the Kuril chain, which Japan calls the Northern Territory. In April, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasama called on the Hayashi Islands “Occupy illegally” In the Ministry’s annual foreign policy overview.

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