Nearly 86% of people support Japan's sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday, suggesting the public favors Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's firm stance against Moscow.

In the two-day telephone survey through Sunday, 91.2% of respondents backed the Japanese government's decision to accept refugees from the war-hit Eastern European country.

Meanwhile, 75.2% expressed concern that Russia's aggression in Ukraine may prompt China to attempt to forcibly seize Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands, a group of East China Sea islets controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing, which calls them Diaoyu.