Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars entry to some Japanese citizens

Russia`s foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan`s ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

Moscow: Russia`s foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan`s ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia.

The ministry said in a statement that the list was a response to visa restrictions that Japan had imposed on a number of Russian citizens. The ministry did not say which Japanese citizens are on the barred list.