Kyodo does not provide any details of the discussion on this matter.

The Japanese authorities are negotiating with the United States and European countries about a ban on oil supplies from Russia as part of sanctions due to the situation around Ukraine. This was reported on Monday by the Kyodo news agency.

The agency does not provide any details of the discussion on this matter. The share of Russian oil in the total volume of supplies to Japan is currently about 4%.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington is discussing with European partners the possibility of banning oil supplies from Russia. According to the official statistics of the U.S. Department of Energy, Russia is among the top five foreign oil suppliers to the American market. According to Bloomberg, Russia in 2021 came in second place among its importers in the United States.