Japan tightens Russia sanctions after latest missile strike in Ukraine
Japan will now prohibit shipments of certain products to 49 organizations in Russia from Feb. 3 (Photo:Anwar Nillufary/www.flickr.com)
Japan tightened sanctions on Russia on Jan. 27, following the latest wave of missile strikes against Ukraine, the Reuters news agency reported.
The country will now prohibit shipments of certain products to 49 organizations in Russia from Feb. 3 that could be used to enhance its military capability.
Those include products ranging from water cannons, gas exploration equipment, and semiconductor equipment, to vaccines, X-ray inspection equipment, explosives, and robots, the ministry said.
According to Reuters, Japan will also freeze the assets of three entities and 22 individuals in Russia, including aircraft company JSC Irkut Corp, surface-to-air missile maker MMZ Avangard, deputy defense minister Mikhail Mizintsev, and justice minister Konstantin Chuychenko, and 14 pro-Russian individuals who are linked to the occupation of southeastern Ukraine.
“In light of the situation surrounding Ukraine and to contribute to international efforts to secure peace, Japan will implement export bans in line with other major nations,” the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said in a statement.
Early on Jan. 26, invading Russian forces launched 55 air and sea-based missiles against Ukraine, of which 47 were downed by Ukrainian air defense forces.
According to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the enemy launched Kh-101, Kh-555, Kh-47 Kinzhal, Kalibr, andKh-59 missiles from Tu-95, Su-35, MiG-31K aircraft, and from warships in the Black Sea.
Russia also conducted an overnight attack on Ukraine with Iranian drones, with all 24 launched being shot down.
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