Japan decided to ban, “in principle”, imports of Russian crude oil amid the military operation in Ukraine, according to a statement by its Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, published this Sunday after the G7 leaders’ summit. informa Reuters.
“For the country, which is highly dependent on energy imports, it is a very difficult decision. However, the coordination of the G7 is very important at a time like this,” Kishida said.
The statement confirms the intentions of the US, which on the same day stated that “the entire G7 has committed to eliminate or ban the import of Russian oil”, as well as to “work together to guarantee a stable world energy supply, while while efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels are accelerating.