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Japan joins sanctions on Russian central bank, imposes sanctions on Belarus

All national dailies reported that Prime Minister Kishida announced on Monday evening that Japan will limit transactions with Russia’s central bank as an additional sanction against Russia. The papers said Kishida spoke with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy by phone for about 10 minutes on Monday evening and conveyed his decision to restrict transactions with the Russian central bank. Kishida also told reporters that Japan has decided to impose sanctions on Belarusian organizations and individuals, including President Lukashenko, and limit exports to Belarus given the country’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to the papers, Kishida told Zelenskyy: “Japan stands with the people of Ukraine.” Asahi added that Kishida also announced that Japan will provide another $100 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

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