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GOJ announces sanctions on Belarus

  • March 3, 2022
  • , NTV , Jiji
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Jiji Press reported that the GOJ announced sanctions today against Belarus for cooperating with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to Jiji, Japan will freeze the assets of seven senior officials of Belarus, including President Lukashenko, and two entities, including the State Authority for Military Industry. Jiji said Japan also added 18 Russian individuals, including Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service and a close aide to Russian President Putin, and four Russian banks to the list of Russian individuals and organizations whose assets will be frozen. NTV carried a similar story, adding that the GOJ also decided to freeze the assets of 30 people connected to the eastern Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. The network said these measures will take effect today.

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