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Three Japanese financial institutions will hire the insurance of ships against war damage in all Russian waters shortly.

Japan bezieht unter anderem Erdga von der russischen Fernostinsel Sachalin. (Archivbild) © Jess Jones/NewsCast/Handout/Newscat/Handout/dpa Japan, among other things, obtains Erdga from the Russian Far East Island Sachalin. (Archive image)

The three insurance companies Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Sompo Japan Insurance and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance have started to inform shipping companies about their decision, reported the Japanese financial newspaper "Nikkei Asia". Accordingly, from January 1st, they will no longer cover damage as a result of the Russian attack war against Ukraine. This applies to all Russian waters, no matter how far from the war.

Without additional protection, operating ships in Russian waters will become too much of a risk for most operators. This could also affect Japan's imports of natural gas, which comes from the Russian Far East Island of Sachalin, it said.

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