Japan announced today that it is tightening its sanctions against Russia following the latest wave of Russian missile attacks in Ukraine, Reuters reported.

Tokyo expands its list of goods that are prohibited from exporting to Russia and freezes the assets of Russian representatives and organizations.

The decision was made after Russian missile strikes in Ukraine killed at least 11 people yesterday.

"In light of the situation surrounding Ukraine and in the name of the international community's efforts to ensure peace, Japan will implement export bans, thereby synchronizing its actions with those of other major countries," Japan's trade ministry said in a statement. and industry.

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The new sanctions include a ban on the export of goods to 49 organizations in Russia, which will take effect on February 3.

It has been suggested that these types of goods could be used to enhance Russia's military potential.

These are goods such as water cannons, equipment used for gas extraction, X-rays, explosives and robots, the Japanese ministry explained.   

In addition, Japan will freeze the assets of three Russian organizations and 22 Russian individuals.