Japan inflicts more sanctions on Russia, including families of Putin and Lavrov
On Tuesday, Japan compelled more sanctions against Russia, freezing the assets of 398 Russian citizens including President Vladimir Putin’s two adult daughters, Katerina Tikhonova and Mariya Vorontsova, a news release from Japan’s Foreign Ministry reports.
The release said these recent measures also target the family members of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, including his wife Mariya Lavrova and daughter Yekaterina Vinokurova.
Since the invasion of Ukraine started, Japan has consistently expanded its sanctions against Russia including banning Russian imports such as coal and vodka, curtailing new investments in Russia and freezing assets held by major banks.
Other nations including the US and the UK have also initiated sanctions against the families of Putin and Lavrov.