Japan imposes sanctions against Russia and companies aiding circumvention of restrictions
Starting January 1, 2024, Japan will impose sanctions on companies and citizens of Russia, Belarus, and 4 more countries that help Russia circumvent restrictions
The Japanese Ministry of Economy reported the information.
As part of the new sanctions package, Japan bans Russia's imports of rough diamonds.
Sanctions have also been extended against 57 Russian and 27 Belarusian companies, as well as a number of legal entities from the UAE, Armenia, Syria, and Uzbekistan for helping Russia evade previously imposed sanctions by Japan and its allies.
The list of sanctioned persons of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs includes Deputy Defense Minister Tatiana Shevtsova, Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova, Children's Ombudsman of the Moscow Region Ksenia Mishonova and 30 other Russian civilian and military figures, as well as 43 research and production companies of the Russian military-industrial complex.
In addition, Japan has imposed sanctions against 16 individuals involved in the annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, including 2 people involved in the case of the downing of a Malaysian Boeing and the killing of 298 people.
Sanctions were also imposed against the Ural Civil Aviation Plant, the Burevestnik Research Institute, the Kazan Powder Plant, and the Vostochnaya Shipyard, as well as the Patriot PMC, the Center for Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Lavochkin NGO, and Russian Space Systems.
The Ministry of Japan has also decided to freeze the assets of individuals and companies associated with Russia. Japan froze the assets of 19 individuals and 43 organizations directly involved in the "invasion of Ukraine or destabilization of eastern Ukraine."
- On the evening of Thursday, December 14, EU leaders agreed on the 12th package of sanctions against Russia. According to a source, although the text was agreed by all countries earlier this week, Austria did not give its final approval until late Thursday evening, December 14.