OREANDA-NEWS The Japanese authorities are thinking about strengthening economic sanctions against Russia, said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. This is stated in the material of TASS.

Earlier it was reported that on March 18 Tokyo introduced another package of anti-Russian sanctions. It will affect 15 individuals and 9 Russian companies. The previous list of restrictions was published on March 15. It included 17 individuals from Russia - including 11 deputies of the State Duma.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky called on Japan to impose an embargo on trade with Russia.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian troops are striking only military facilities in Ukraine; the civilian population is not threatened. In response, many countries imposed sanctions against Russia.