List Of Global Leaders Targeted By Russian Sanctions
Russia Wednesday sanctioned Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and other senior officials, including journalists and professors.
The move came after Tokyo joined a list of nations that have taken punitive measures against Moscow for its 'military campaign' in Ukraine.
Japanese foreign minister and defence minister Nobuo Kishi are also on the list of those sanctioned by Russia. Russia calls its attack on Ukraine a 'special military operation' to 'demilitarise' and 'denazify' Ukraine.
This is a list of prominent globe's leaders targeted by Russia so far:
Russia last month slapped a travel ban on US vice president Kamala Harris in response to sanctions imposed by the US over the Kremlin's 'military operations' in Ukraine.
The travel ban covered 27 other US officials, including senior Pentagon figures, journalists, American business leaders, according to the Russian foreign ministry, which said the ban would remain in effect 'in perpetuity’.
US defence officials, including Pentagon spokesman John Kirby and deputy secretary of defence Kathleen Hicks, also feature on Russia's list, AFP reported.
In the same list Russia also served 61 Canadian citizens - including several government officials and, again, journalists - with the 'indefinite' travel ban.
Earlier, British prime minister Boris Johnson - who has frequently voiced his support for Ukraine - and several top UK ministers were banned for their 'unprecedented hostile actions' of imposing sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.
The so-called 'stop list' issued by Moscow also included Indian-origin ministers - UK chancellor Rishi Sunak, home secretary Priti Patel and attorney general SuellaBraverman - as well as deputy UK PM Dominic Raab, foreign secretary Liz Truss and defence secretary Ben Wallace.