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Ambassador Emanuel's Statement on PM Kishida's Additional Sanctions on Russia
February 27, 2022

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel: Prime Minister Kishida’s Additional Restrictive Economic Measures on Russia

Today’s swift and decisive announcement to support strong financial sanctions on Russia, like the prior steps taken by Prime Minister Kishida, has established a global unified response to the largest land conflict in Europe since World War II. The United States welcomes Prime Minister Kishida’s swift decision to align Japan with actions announced by the United States, outlined in the February 26 Joint Statement on Further Restrictive Economic Measures. We deeply appreciate the Prime Minister’s personal leadership.

The United States looks forward to coordinating closely with Japan in the coming days to implement these measures and to take further steps together with the G-7 and likeminded partners to impose costs on President Putin for his reckless decision to wage war in Ukraine.