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Japan must impose embargo on Russian oil and gas: Ukraine ex-PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Moscow's aim in cease-fire talks is 'just to buy time'

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the demilitarization of Ukraine would be "completely unacceptable," as it would let his "naked" country "easily be grabbed by Russia."

LONDON/TOKYO -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged Japan to impose an embargo on Russian oil and gas, calling on Japanese companies to pull the plug on the Sakhalin-2 project in the Russian Far East.

In an online interview with Nikkei Asia, Yatsenyuk said the real intention of Russia is "just to buy time," expressing doubts over optimism that cease-fire talks will progress rapidly.

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