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Japan’s Kishida Says Phasing Out Russian Oil to Take Time

  • Premier says interests in Sakhalin 1, 2 will be maintained
  • Poll shows public approves of sanctions over Ukraine invasion
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said it would take time to phase out imports of Russian oil, hours after he joined other Group of Seven leaders to impose a ban on crude over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.  

Kishida also told reporters in Tokyo on Monday there was no change to the plan for Japan to retain its interests in the Sakhalin 1 and 2 Russian oil and natural gas projects.