Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai announced this at a press conference on Thursday.
“The Japanese Government has decided to provide another tranche of assistance to people who live in eastern Ukraine,” he said.
According to the ambassador, Japan has consistently supported Ukraine for a long time. The funds were allocated for the development of infrastructure, transport and health care. “The total amount of funding since Ukraine’s independence is USD 3.1 billion. Since the Revolution of Dignity, we have increased our support. In total, it amounts to USD 1.87 billion,” he added.
The ambassador stressed that since 2014 Japan had provided funds to the population of eastern Ukraine. “The projects were implemented directly in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in cooperation with the UN and other international organizations. In total, this support amounts to USD 47 million,” he recalled.
In turn, Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko thanked international partners for their help. “These funds are provided to the Government of Ukraine, but they are directly sent to people in eastern Ukraine,” he assured.
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