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Japan plans to implement additional sanctions against Russia over its "war crimes" following reports of civilians killed in Ukraine, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday, as Moscow faces renewed condemnation from global leaders.

The government is in consultation with other members of the Group of Seven nations, and the specifics of new punitive steps will be announced possibly Friday, Kishida told reporters, hours after the United States slapped a new set of sanctions on Russia.

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