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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Swiss President Ignazio Cassis agreed Monday to maintain strong sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, as the war shows no signs of easing.

Kishida and Cassis, who doubles as foreign minister, also agreed in Tokyo that Russia should be held responsible for its killing of Ukrainian civilians, urging Moscow to heed the voice of the global community and stop the invasion, according to the ministry.

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