Japan, EU leaders discuss Russia sanctions, Indo-Pacific security

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Kyodo News

The leaders of Japan and the European Union met Thursday to coordinate their responses to the crisis in Ukraine and, with an assertive China also in mind, express opposition to any attempt by countries to change the territorial status quo. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are also expected to press in their in-person meeting their vision of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region. Both Japan and the EU have strongly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine launched in late February and its allege…

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