Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Japanese Sanctions, and Putin’s (Prospective) Tokyo Visit

In case anyone wants to know:

1)      Some individuals and organizations to be named later to be added to the list of asset freezes.
2)      Vote with the Europeans on any future EBRD loans to Russia.
3)      Restrictions on imports from Ukraine.

Now about those plans for Putin’s December visit to Tokyo

“‘So far, nothing has been decided on President Putin’s visit. [This issue] will be considered in its entirety, taking into account the whole scope of factors. This is our point of view,’ Suga said at a news conference.”

Interesting. I can’t see the White House letting it happen, but it’s something to keep an eye on. Evidently, in the G-Zero world, you do your best to make sure that the friends of an enemy are also your friends. 

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