Zelensky at meeting with Kishida: Japan provided $12B in aid to Ukraine over two years of war

Zelensky at meeting with Kishida: Japan provided $12B in aid to Ukraine over two years of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy that Japan has provided $12 billion in aid to Ukraine since March 2022.

That's according to a statement posted on the president's website, Ukrinform reports.

Zelensky thanked Kishida for the signing of the bilateral security accord between the two countries, support for Ukraine and Ukrainian people and participation in the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children.

"Japan is an obvious leader in Asia in defending international law and human life. From the first days of this criminal Russian invasion, Japan has stood with us, and this gives us all strength and capabilities," Zelensky said.

He thanked Kishida for his agreement to attend the Global Peace Summit and praised Japan's efforts to engage the countries of the Asia-Pacific region in the Summit.

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Zelensky noted Japan's active position in strengthening sanctions pressure on Russia and emphasized the need to step up efforts to prevent Russia from circumventing sanctions.

The Ukrainian leader emphasized the importance for Ukraine of Japan's involvement, with its advanced technology, in the country's recovery and reconstruction, support in the energy sector and the provision of decentralized electricity sources.

The president also thanked Japan for its willingness to hold the next International Donors' Conference on Humanitarian Demining in Ukraine next year.

Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine

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