This was reported in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“On January 30, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation A.Yu. Rudenko met with Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki for a substantive conversation on the most pressing issues of bilateral relations,” the report says.

Rudenko noted that Moscow urges Tokyo to take a pragmatic line and refrain from anti-Russian measures leading to further degradation of bilateral relations.

Earlier, the Japanese government banned the export of radioactive materials, vaccines and medical devices, as well as robots to Russia as part of a new package of anti-Russian sanctions.