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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Additional Sanctions on Belarus
March 11, 2022

We commend the Kishida government’s decisive action today to sanction three Belarusian banks and to impose maximum costs on the enablers of Russia’s reckless and illegal war on Ukraine.

The United States, Japan, EU, and other partners stand in unity with the Ukrainian people in support of freedom and peace in Europe. We deeply appreciate Prime Minister Kishida’s continued leadership.