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Japan imposed sanctions against 49 Russian companies, Putin, and 5 Russian officials

Sanctions affect the Ministry of Defense, the Federal Security Service, and the Foreign Intelligence Service.

Japan imposed sanctions against 49 Russian companies, Putin, and 5 Russian officials

Japan has imposed sanctions against 49 Russian companies, organizations, and institutions due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Besides the organizations, Japan’s sanctions affect Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitriy Medvedev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Chief of General Staff Valeriy Gerasimov, Japan’s Ministry or Foreign Affairs reports. 

In particular, sanctions have been imposed on the aircraft and shipbuilding industries’ organizations, including "Admiralty Shipyards", the corporation "Irkut", "Sukhoi", Kazan Helicopter Plant, Corporation "MiG" and "Tupolev".

Japan’s sanctions also affect the defense and security sectors. The list includes the Ministry of Defense, including all units of the Russian Armed Forces, the Federal Security Service, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Rosoboronexport, Oboronprom, and the forensic center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nizhny Novgorod.

Restrictions are also applied to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

It is forbidden to supply Japanese goods to all 49 participants in the list; the restrictions will take effect on March 8. Japan has also banned the export to Russia of "general-purpose goods that help strengthen the military potential of the Russian Federation".

As reported, Japan's decision to impose sanctions on Russia was announced on February 23.

On February 28, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan reminded us that Russia occupied the Southern Kurils. The European Department Director Hideki Uyama compared the Kuril occupation to Russia's attack on Ukraine.

Yesterday, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Japan had increased financial support for Ukraine to $200 million.

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