Japanese Government Approved Additional Sanctions against Russia over the Unrest in Ukraine


Japan’s sanctions list on Russia includes 40 individuals and 2 companies.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet formally approved thedecision announced last week by the government as the United Statesand the European Union stepped up pressure on Russia with widenedsanctions, Censor.NET reports, citing ITAR-TASS.

"Assets held in Japan by those directly involved in Russia'sannexation of Crimea or the instability in eastern Ukraine will befrozen. Japan will also limit imports of Crimea-made products," thereport says.

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The lists of sanctions on Russia, which the Japanese Cabinetapproved on Tuesday over the situation in Ukraine, includes 40individuals and two companies - Chernomorneftegaz and Feodosiya,the Japanese Foreign Ministry told ITAR-TASS.
The ministry has added that he list includes Ukraine's ex-presidentViktor Yanukovych, acting head of the Republic of Crimea SergeyAksyonov, adviser to the Council of Ministers of Crimea RustamTemirgaliyev, Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea NataliaPoklonskaya, Defense Minister of the self-proclaimed DonetskPeople's Republic (DPR) Igor Strelkov, DPR Prime Minister AlexanderBorodai and other people, who, in the view of Tokyo officials, "areinvolved in Russia's annexation of Crimea or the instability ineastern Ukraine".

Under the sanctions approved on Tuesday, the assets of the listedpersons in Japanese banks, if any, will be frozen.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n296717