Japan Bans Export Of Goods Russia Needs To Make Nukes
Japan has decided to ban exports of chemical weapons-related goods to Russia in an additional sanction against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, saying every effort must be undertaken to prevent Moscow’s war industry to churn out more weapons, Kantaro Komiya reported for Reuters.
Photo Insert: Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno issued a statement condemning any plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Tokyo also announced that it is "deeply concerned" about the threat of Russian President Vladimir Putin to use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno issued a statement on Monday, condemning any plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Japan also added 21 Russian organizations such as science labs are already the prime targets of existing export bans but more sanctions are coming Russia’s way since it continues to threaten other countries with nuclear attacks.
Japan is firmly opposed to the use of nuclear bombs since it is the only country on earth that has suffered the terrible consequences of nuclear bombings. Japan has approved the new sanctions announced by the foreign ministers who attended the Group of Seven meeting last week.
"Japan is deeply concerned about the possibility of nuclear weapons used during Russia's invasion of Ukraine," Matsuno also said in a media briefing, adding Japan will continue to work with the international society in supporting Ukraine and sanctioning Russia.