Japan will freeze the property of 78 teams and 17 people, together with military officers in Russia and ban exports to 80 Russian entities.
Japan has introduced extra sanctions on Russia after the Group of Seven (G7) summit the nation hosted final week agreed to step up measures to punish Moscow over its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
In coordination with different G7 members, Japan will freeze the property of 78 teams and 17 people, together with military officers in Russia and ban exports to 80 Russian entities reminiscent of military-affiliated analysis labs, in line with a overseas ministry assertion launched on Friday.
Japan can even ban offering building and engineering companies to Russia, though the small print of the measure might be introduced at a later date, a commerce ministry assertion mentioned.
Chief Cupboard Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Tokyo’s prime authorities spokesperson, additionally condemned Russia’s transfer to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, saying it will additional intensify the scenario.
“As the one nation to have suffered atomic bombings throughout wartime, Japan by no means accepts Russia’s nuclear menace, not to mention its use,” Matsuno advised a daily press convention on Friday.
The leaders of the G7, together with France, Germany, the UK and the USA, underlined their resolve to assist Ukraine with extra army support and sanctions on Russia throughout their summit in Hiroshima final week.
They mentioned the restrictions would cowl exports of business equipment, instruments and expertise helpful to Russia’s battle effort, whereas efforts could be made to restrict Russian revenues from commerce in metals and diamonds.