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Japan to consider new measures if Ukrainian crisis worsens – Prime Minister



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Japan to consider new measures if Ukrainian crisis worsens—-Prime Minister


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan will mull new measures for adoption in the event of the deterioration of the situation around Ukraine.

He said it on Wednesday while commenting on Russia’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics (DPR, LPR).

Earlier, Kishida had announced a set of sanctions over the recognition of the Donbas Republics, which included ban on the issuance of visas and freezing capitals of residents of DPR and LPR.

He said that it would also ban Japan’s export-import relations with the republics as well as its placement and operations with the new sovereign debt of the Russian government in Japan.

“The situation around Ukraine remains unpredictable; there are different possibilities of how it may unfold.

“Therefore, in case of its deterioration, together with the international community, starting with the G7 countries, we will have to consider the introduction of new measures without delay.

“ In any case, we will thoroughly clarify how the situation will develop, exchange information with European countries and the United States and then make appropriate decisions,” the prime minister said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on Monday recognising the independence of the DPR and LPR from Ukraine.

He said that under the new treaties, Moscow would ensure Russia protects the security of the two Russian-speaking republics.

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