Russia vows to respond to Japanese sanctions

Russia vows to respond to Japanese sanctions

 On Monday, Russia promised to strike Japan with countermeasures in response to Tokyo's sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

Japan has joined the West in striking Russia with unprecedented sanctions in the four months since Russia launched its war on Ukraine.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tokyo's latest moves on Monday, including a ban on Russian gold imports, a new asset freeze, and an export ban on a group of Russian individuals and companies.

Russia's ambassador to Japan criticized the move and blamed Tokyo for destroying relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Mikhail Galusin said in a statement on the Russian embassy's Facebook page that the sanctions are "short-sighted and harm Japan itself, especially the business community."

"Of course, such an increase in hostile policy toward Russia will be taken into account in our future approach toward Japan and will not go unanswered," he added.

Russia has responded to the West's broad sanctions with retaliatory measures, including banning entry to journalists, politicians, and business people from the United States, Britain, and Canada. 

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