26 May 2023 10:44

Japan stepping up anti-Russian sanctions, imposing export ban on 80 entities - Japanese Foreign Ministry

TOKYO. May 26 (Interfax) - Japan is tightening sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Seventeen individuals and 78 entities from Russia have been added to Tokyo's updated sanctions list and their assets in Japan have been frozen, the ministry said. Export restrictions have also been imposed on 80 entities.

The individuals targeted by the latest sanctions include commander of the Russian Southern Military District's 58th Combined-Arms Amy Mikhail Zusko and chief of the Russian Ground Forces' missile troops and artillery Mikhail Matveyevsky.

Yan Novikov, CEO of Almaz-Antey and a member of the company's board of directors, has also been sanctioned.

Seven designated individuals from the Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics, the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions and Crimea go as a separate list.

NPP Svyaz, the Meteor plant and various enterprises of the aircraft sector and the defense industry are among the organizations whose assets will be frozen.

Japan is also imposing export restrictions on the Advanced Research Foundation, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Avtomatika Concern, Kamaz, the Skolkovo Foundation, the Chkalov State Flight Test Center and others.