In connection with the situation in Ukraine, Japan has decided to expand the list of sanctions against Russian representatives and companies. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, speaking at the G7 summit, according to Japanese media.
“We are at a crossroads in history. The question is whether it is possible to maintain a rule-based international order. “The UN Security Council and other bodies have not been able to respond adequately,” Kishida was quoted as saying by Japan’s NHK television channel.
According to the TV channel, Japan imposes new sanctions on Russia. These include in particular the ban on the import of Russian gold, as well as the freezing of the assets of about 70 Russian individuals and legal entities, the ban on the export of products to 90 Russian companies and companies, which, according to the Japanese side, are linked to Russia’s military.
“We (…) will strengthen the international order based on the rule of law. “We must ensure that there are no countries learning false lessons from the situation in Ukraine,” he said.
He said that the sanctions should not be eased and stated. “The unity of the G7 is necessary not only to ensure that sanctions are maintained but also to protect against price increases,” Kyodo quoted a senior Japanese government official as saying, Interfax reported.