Kremlin Slams Japan’s ‘Unfriendly’ Stance Amid G7 Oil Price Cap Talk

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Medvedev also said Japan “would have neither oil nor gas from Russia, as well as no participation in the Sakhalin-2 LNG project” as a result.


The Kremlin criticized Japan on July 6 over what it called a “very unfriendly position” toward Russia, saying this hampered the development of economic relations, including in energy.

Japan has joined other members of the Group of Seven (G7) rich democracies in imposing sweeping economic sanctions on Russia over its military actions in Ukraine.

Moscow has also been annoyed by G7 plans to cap Russian oil prices and has taken aim at Japan over comments made by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida over the weekend in which he disclosed for the first time the size of any cap.

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