Russia imposes sanctions on Japanese PM


Md. Ashraful Islam: Russia has imposed sanctions on 63 people, including Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Russia’s foreign ministry announced the ban on Wednesday.

The statement said the action was taken against them for making “unacceptable exaggerations” against Moscow.

The list includes Japanese Prime Minister Kishida, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishir.

Also, on the list are other Japanese officials, journalists, and professors. These banned individuals have been barred from entering Russia indefinitely.

Earlier, Japan banned the import of coal from Russia due to its aggression in Ukraine. Tokyo also expelled eight Russian diplomats.

At the time, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters: “Russia has repeatedly violated international human rights law by killing civilians and attacking nuclear power plants. There is no forgiveness for this war crime. “


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