Russia bans entry to Japanese prime minister, dozens of others

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The Kremlin retaliated on Tuesday against sanctions imposed by Japan for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, by placing an entry ban on 63 Japanese citizens, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Kishida’s government was accused by the Russian Foreign Ministry of launching an “unprecedented anti-Russian campaign” and “allowing itself to use improper rhetoric against the Russian Federation, including slander and direct threats.” Tokyo’s actions are destroying “good neighbourly relations” and damaging Russia’s economy and image, it added. In addition to the Japanese prime minister, Russia’s blacklis…

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