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Ukraine urges Japan to impose full embargo on Russian oil and gas

Finance chief Marchenko asks G-7 to direct frozen assets to rebuilding of Kyiv

Ukrainian Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko speaks during an online interview with Nikkei Asia. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Finance)

BONN, Germany -- Ukraine has urged Japan to impose a total import ban on Russian oil and gas, and to more fully participate in the squeezing of funds that might otherwise flow into Moscow's war chest, Ukraine's finance chief told Nikkei Asia during an online interview on Thursday.

Sergii Marchenko also said Ukraine expects Japan and other developed nations to direct frozen Russian assets to the effort to rebuild the country.

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