Conflicts & War

Japan sanctions more politicians, military personnel, Russian bank

Tokyo, Feb 28 (EFE). — The Japanese government announced Tuesday fresh sanctions against political and military officials, as well as a Russian bank, in addition to an additional ban on Japanese exports of components that can be used in the war in Ukraine by Moscow.

The latest measures were approved by the Cabinet, and include the freezing of assets of 39 people and 73 organizations in Russia, a bank, as well as nine individuals in Ukraine who are believed to have been directly involved in helping the Russian invasion of the country.

This freezing of assets is expected to come into effect on Mar.30.

Japan has also decided to ban exports to 21 organizations connected to the invasion of Ukraine, and ban sales of certain components, adding to a prior prohibition on the shipment of semiconductors and other technological parts and devices.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno underlined that they have asked the countries that help Russia to stop doing so, and that Japan would continue to collect and analyze information on this and take appropriate action in close cooperation with the countries involved.

Among those included in the recent sanctions are Russian Deputy Defense Minister Viktor Goremykin, and several members of the missile planning unit and Moscow-based Rosbank bank.

The Japanese government has been approving a series of sanctions against Russia, such as the freezing of assets of senior government officials, including the country’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin.

In previous sanctions, Japan stopped exporting semiconductors and components for microchips that could be used by the Russian military industry, among other things, including stopping the sales of luxury cars to Russia. EFE


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