28 Feb 2023 12:57

Japan sanctions 48 individuals, 94 organizations from Russia

TOKYO. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The Japanese government has decided to tighten sanctions on Russia over the situation in and around Ukraine and update its sanction lists currently including 94 organizations and 48 individuals, as seen from a statement on the Japanese Foreign Ministry's website.

The individuals whose possible assets in Japan are to be frozen include, in particular, Russian Deputy Defense Minister and head of the military-political directorate of the Russian Armed Forces Viktor Goremykin, Kalashnikov Group President Alan Lushnikov, chief of the presidential directorate in charge of the State Council's work Alexander Kharichev, his deputy Boris Rapoport, members of the administrations of the Kherson region, the Lugansk People's Republic, and the Donetsk People's Republic, and others.

The list of 73 Russian entities whose assets are to be frozen by Japan includes Rosbank, Radioavionika, Kvant research and production association, a number of ship and aircraft repairs facilities, including Zvezdochka, and others.

Another list of 21 entities subject to Japan's export restrictions includes Wagner group, Ruselectronics, Soyuz dual-use technology center, microelectronics company Milandr, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, the Federal Technical Regulation and Metrology Agency (Rosstandard), and others.