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Japan freezes Russian assets, including the prime minister

Japan freezes Russian assets, including the prime minister

Japan extends sanctions against Russia This Tuesday announced the freezing of the assets of more than 130 people, including Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

"The new sanctions specifically affect eight Russian citizens and 133 members of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk and the Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The list includes Mishust, oligarch Vladimir Bogdanov and members of the oligarch Gennady Timshenko's family.

Japan also deepened its export ban on 71 other Russian companies, including both manufacturing and research institutes.

Since March, Japan has imposed a series of sanctions against Russia, including freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of his family in response to the invasion.

Russia has responded by imposing sanctions on Japan, such as banning Japanese officials from entering Russia, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.