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Ukraine war

Japan joins sanctions on Russian central bank

PM Kishida says 'Japan is with Ukraine'

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announces limiting transactions with Russia's central bank.

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan will join the international sanctions on Russia's central bank by limiting transactions with it, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday, after telling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that Japan would stand by its side.

Speaking to reporters after telephone talks with Zelenskiy, Kishida also said Japan would impose sanctions on Belarusian organisations and individuals including President Alexander Lukashenko, and limit exports there given the country's "evident involvement in the invasion" of Ukraine.

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