Japan announced new sanctions against the Russian Federation and condemned plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus
Japan will introduce additional sanctions against Russia in connection with its war against Ukraine, which include freezing the assets of about a hundred individuals and legal entities and export restrictions.
This is reported by Reuters, writes “European Truth”.
The chief spokesman of the Japanese government, Hirokazu Matsuno, said that Tokyo is preparing new sanctions against Russia after the Group of Seven meeting, which Japan hosted last week, at which the allies agreed to increase sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation in connection with its aggressive war against Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced the details of the sanctions: it refers to the freezing of assets of 78 groups and 17 individuals, including the Russian military, as well as the ban on exports to 80 Russian companies, which include research centers working for the needs of the military industry.
In addition, Japan will prohibit the provision of engineering and construction services to Russia. More details about the sanctions will be announced later.
Hirokazu Matsuno also condemned the placement of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus, as the country’s self-proclaimed president, Alexander Lukashenko, said on Thursday.
“As the only country that suffered atomic attacks during the war, Japan will never consider Russian threats with nuclear weapons acceptable, let alone their use,” the spokesman emphasized.
We will remind, on Thursday the defense ministers of Russia and Belarus signed documents on deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory. According to the self-proclaimed Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, the nuclear weapons of the Russian Federation already started to fall over in Belarus
The US said that do not change the assessment of the nuclear threat of the Russian Federation after its agreements with Belarus.