May 26. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Government of Japan has condemned this Friday the decision of Russia to transfer Russian nuclear weapons to Belarusian territory, while it has imposed new sanctions against Moscow.
The government spokesman, Hirokazu Matsuno, has demanded that the Russian authorities “stop such actions that increase tensions”, and has assured that they will continue to monitor the situation “with great interest”, according to the newspaper ‘Nikkei’.
“Japan, the only country that has suffered atomic bombing during the war, we absolutely cannot accept Russia’s threat of nuclear weapons, let alone their use,” he stressed at a press conference.
SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
The Japanese Foreign Ministry has announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia, “in light of the current international situation surrounding Ukraine, and in order to contribute to international peace efforts aimed at resolving this problem.”
Thus, the portfolio has specified in a statement that the measures involve the freezing of assets of 78 organizations and 17 individuals, the prohibition of exports to 80 Russian organizations, the refusal to export goods “that contribute to the strengthening of the Russian industrial base”, and a ban on the “provision of architectural and engineering services” to Russia.
Those sanctioned include officials from the annexed Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, the military and a TV presenter.