Ministry of Economy of Japan: now Tokyo cannot refuse oil supplies from Russia
Japan currently cannot immediately and completely refuse oil supplies from Russia. This was stated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of the country Koichi Hagiuda, reports TASS.
At the same time, Japan is ready to gradually reduce its dependence on Russian energy resources, he said. The minister said that Tokyo would look for alternative sources of supplies. He also added that in the near future this issue will be considered by the country’s authorities.
Earlier, Japan imposed new sanctions against Russia. The Japanese sanctions list includes more than 130 people, including Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliev, the leadership of the DPR and LPR. Restrictive measures include the freezing of assets. Also, 70 Russian companies fell under the sanctions, including Almaz-Antey and the Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation.