The government has announced a policy to ban Russian oil in principle based on the G7 = leaders' statements of the seven major countries, but Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda has not been able to prepare alternative energy for Russian natural gas. , Said that it would be difficult for the G7 to take bans.

Regarding the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida announced at a G7 online summit on the 9th of Japan time that he would ban Russian oil in principle.

Regarding this, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 10th, "It is a very tough decision, but the G7 unity is the most important time, and based on this G7 leader's statement, Russian oil In principle, we decided to take measures to ban the economy. We will gradually break away from Russia's dependence on energy while securing alternative energy sources. "

On the other hand, regarding the possibility of embargoing Russian natural gas as a G7 in the future, "Europe's dependence on Russian natural gas is different from oil. Oil production will increase in the Middle East. I think we can temporarily cover the whole amount, but natural gas can't do that. "

He added, "I can't deny that gas will be embargoed in the future, but I think it's quite difficult to design an institution." I showed the view.