Japan Imposes Further Restrictions on Exports Used in War
Japan has approved punitive measures to freeze the assets of 36 people and organisations, including Russian justice minister Konstantin Chuchchenko and leaders of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republic in Ukraine. Further restrictions have also been imposed on exports which can be used for conduction of war.
Seiji Kihara, the deputy spokesman of the Japanese government, spoke at a press conference, saying “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can not be allowed, and Japan will work to improve the situation with G7 countries and the international community.”
The new Japanese sanctions come after the United States imposed new sanctions on government officials, entities and one individual linked to the group of Russian mercenaries – Wagner.
In a bid to prevent Russian forces from using the exports, Japan has now banned the shipment of semiconductors, technological devices and other parts.
The intention of the new measures is to tackle Russia’s offensive against Ukraine and uphold the international order which has been built with much effort and sacrifice.