Japan says India refused to accept cargo plane for Ukraine aid - media

Japan says India refused to accept cargo plane for Ukraine aid - media

India has refused to allow a Japan Self-Defense Force plane meant to deliver humanitarian aid to displaced Ukrainians to land in the country.

That’s according to Nikkei Asia citing Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, as saying, Ukrinform reports.

The Government of Japan had planned to have the aircraft load supplies such as blankets at a stopover in India and transport them to Ukraine's neighbors, including Poland and Romania.

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The aid was requested by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

No further details were provided on the aid batch.

Takaichi criticized Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government over the matter, saying, "Clearly, the government has not done enough groundwork."

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