Posted 27 января 2023,, 04:18

Published 27 января 2023,, 04:18

Modified 27 января 2023,, 07:25

Updated 27 января 2023,, 07:25

Japan has banned the supply of vaccines and robots to Russia

Japan has banned the supply of vaccines and robots to Russia

27 января 2023, 04:18
Tokyo's new sanctions also affected the assets of 22 citizens and three Russian organizations.

The Japanese authorities said that among the sanctioned Russians are the head of the Ministry of Justice Konstantin Chuichenko, the first deputy chairman of the government Andrey Belousov, the head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova, children's Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova. The list includes Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Head of the Defense Ministry Mikhail Mizintsev, CEO of KAMAZ Sergey Kogonin, philosopher Alexander Dugin, member of the Public Chamber Alexander Malkevich.

In addition, from February 3, Tokyo imposes a ban on the export to Russia of vaccines and medical products, robots, radioactive materials, equipment for nuclear facilities, oil and natural gas exploration.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, restrictions affected Irkut Corporation, Avangard Moscow Machine-building Plant and KamAZ PJSC. In February, a ban on deliveries to 49 organizations will take effect. The export of bearings, laser welding machines, drilling rigs, electroplating equipment, raw materials for chemical preparations for military purposes, commercial explosives, X-rays will also be banned. Meanwhile, the trade turnover between Moscow and Tokyo is growing, despite the sanctions.

Last year, it amounted to 2.56 trillion yen ($19.96 billion), an increase of 6.2%. During 2022, Japan increased imports of goods from Russia by 26.2%, imports of Russian liquefied natural gas — 4.6%, its share increased to 9.54% (8.84% in 2021).