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Japan plans to expand export sanctions against Russian organizations

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi

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Japan plans to expand anti-Russian export sanctions due to the situation around Ukraine, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said during a meeting with his colleagues in the G7 (“Big Seven”) in New York.

“We will expand the sanctions lists against Russian organizations related to the army, as well as ban the supply of goods related to chemical weapons to Russia,” the minister said. At the same time, Hayashi did not specify the timing of the introduction of new restrictions, the agency writes. Kyodo.

After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, the Japanese authorities have repeatedly expanded anti-Russian sanctions. Restrictions were extended to a number of Russians and some organizations. Introduced export ban to Russia luxury goods, personal computers, expensive alcohol, cars, cosmetics, semiconductors, trucks, dump trucks and bulldozers. In addition, the list of restrictions included gold imports from Russia and providing certain financial services to Russian companies.

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