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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Japan's New Sanctions Against Russia
March 25, 2022

We applaud Japan’s announcement to revoke Russia’s most-favored nation status, sanction even more Russian oligarchs, ban luxury goods to Russia, and limit access to digital assets.

As evident in President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida joining other G7 leaders in Brussels, Putin’s brutal attack on Ukraine has not only impacted Europe, but has also elicited a joint global demonstration of support for democratic values and principles against autocratic aggression.

United, we will continue to isolate Russia from our economies and increase pressure against Putin, other architects of this unjustified war, and those who continue to support Putin’s brutal regime.