Erdogan cancels visit to Kazakhstan due to Istanbul terrorist attack - newspaperWorld December 11, 11:15
The deal of buying Rosneft's 19.5% stock is outside sanctions - sourceBusiness & Economy December 11, 11:12
Syrian military supported by the Russian aircraft repel IS attacks near PalmyraWorld December 11, 11:10
Five people die in fire in Tatarstan-emergencies ministrySociety & Culture December 11, 11:04
Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attackWorld December 11, 7:10
Turkish authorities impose media ban on coverage of Istanbul explosionWorld December 11, 3:01
Erdogan says Istanbul terrorist attack causes fatalitiesWorld December 11, 2:52
Istanbul explosions leave 15 dead, 69 wounded — TV channelWorld December 11, 2:38
Three settlements in Syria join cessation of hostilities — Russia’s Defense MinistryWorld December 11, 2:34
“We are preparing to take additional measures, including freezing of bank accounts. We intend to give a proper response with an emphasis on co-operation with G7 partners,” Suga said.
Yoshihide Suga said earlier on Monday about Japan’s intention to expand sanctions on Russia. “Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia over a tense situation in Ukraine,” he noted. The Japanese chief cabinet secretary noted that new sanctions might envisage “freezing” of bank accounts of individuals and organisations which Tokyo found “involved in destabilisation of the situation in Ukraine” and a ban envisaging import of several goods from Russian Republic of Crimea. Japan still hopes for Ukrainian crisis settlement in the peaceful way, Suga said. “The situation in Ukraine should be settled in diplomatic talks,” the Japanese high-ranking government official said,” adding that “It is needed to begin peace talks as quickly as possible, introduce a stricter border control and stop weapons supplies to Ukraine.” Suga proposed to Russia “to take advantage of its influence on militia and provide for the work of international experts at the Boeing-777 crash site.”
Russian Foreign Ministry took this “as an unfriendly and short-sighted step based on a deeply wrong idea about real reasons for what is going on in Ukraine.”
Tokyo’s new sanctions on Russia “no matter what reasons are given will inevitably damage the whole scope of bilateral relations and set them back.” “Japan should realise this,” Russian Foreign Ministry said.