Japan Sanctions Russia As South Africa Blames NATO For Ukraine Attack

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has yesterday took a new turn on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, saying that he heaps no blame on Russia.

Cyril Ramaphosa who blamed NATO for the war, said he would ignore every attempt to cast aspersion on Russia over the sudden attack on Ukraine.

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In a statement made available to newsmen, Ramaphosa pointed out that the war could have been averted if NATO had submitted to the speculation which alleged that expansion would lead to instability.

Ramaphosa who also disclosed that his country was asked to mediate in the Russian-Ukraine war, noted that Russia has advanced action to counter NATO aggression.

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“There are those who are insisting that we should take a very adversarial stance against Russia. The approach we are going to take (instead) is … insisting that there should be dialogue,” Ramaphosa added.

However, Japanese government has taken a swift reaction, imposing fresh sanctions on Russia.

Japan announced that it has frozen the accounts of additional Russian nationals and organizations.

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This brought the number of sanctions to 95 Russian individuals since the commencement of the war.

Recall that on March 03, 2022, Japan confiscated the assets of 18 Russian officials and seven principal Belarusian officials as well as two Belarusian organizations.

These actions were gradually hitting Russian President hard, especially now that he had disengaged all his personal staff for fear of the unknown.

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