Japan imposes new sanctions against more than 80 individuals and nine organizations linked to Russia

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Japanese authorities reported Friday that they have expanded the list of sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine and added another 81 individuals and nine organizations linked to the country.

The Japanese Finance Ministry said in a statement that the sanctions include several relatives of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as well as other senior Russian government officials and leaders, such as Chechen Ramzan Kadirov.

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The document notes that 23 individuals have been sanctioned for their involvement in the annexation of the Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporiyia regions in eastern Ukraine. The list includes Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporiyia Oblast Administration Council, and Sergei Eliseev, head of the Kherson Civic-Military Administration.

The affected organizations include the Rostec corporation, the Ruselectronics firm and companies such as UEC-Klimov JSC, among others.

The Japanese government first imposed sanctions against Russia at the end of September. Subsequently, Tokyo added another 21 Russian companies to the list and banned the export of “chemical weapons” related goods to the country.

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Officials have condemned Russia’s annexation of territories and stressed that Japan will continue to cooperate with G7 members and the international community to impose new sanctions packages against Moscow.

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