Japan announces sanctions against 17 more Russians

Japan has decided to freeze the assets of 17 other Russians, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Eleven members of the Russian Duma, five members of the family of banker Yuri Kovalchuk, as well as billionaire Viktor Vekselberg were targeted by the sanctions, he said.

The move brings the total number of Russians targeted by Japan’s asset freeze in response to the Ukraine crisis to 61, the ministry said in a statement.


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