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Statement by Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on Japan's Sanctions against Russian Defense and Intelligence Officials
March 18, 2022

With today’s announcement, the total number of individuals and entities now under Japanese sanctions exceeds 200, a clear demonstration of Japan’s support for values and principles – and Japan’s stand against oppression.

We welcome these latest sanctions actions by Prime Minister Kishida and the Japanese government, which are directed at those who are responsible for Russia’s illegal attacks on the Ukrainian people, including unarmed civilians, and women and children. These sanctions hit at the heart of Russia’s war machine by sanctioning defense and intelligence officials, as well as state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.