Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to virtually deliver his address to the Japanese parliament on Wednesday to rally international support for his country’s fight against Russian invasion.
Japan, unlike in the past, has been acting tough against Russia, in line with other Group of Seven countries, though Tokyo’s steps have triggered Moscow’s retaliation. A compromise could set a bad precedence in East Asia, where China is increasingly making assertive military actions
“Ultimately there is enough demand for oil – enough folks who need and want oil around the world, including countries outside the sanctions coalition – that eventually that oil will be bought up,” said Eddie Fishman, a former State Department official who worked on Russia sanctions policy in the Obama administration and is now at the Centre for a New American Security.
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