Japan to provide $7 billion in aid to Ukraine — PM Kishida

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The Japanese government plans to extend $7 billion in aid to Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Aug. 23, as reported by news agency Interfax-Ukraine.

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"Japan will continuously provide various support [to Ukraine] up to $7 billion, based on needs," Kishida said at the Crimean Platform Summit.

He added that Japan will take advantage of its experience and knowledge in post-war recovery and restoration after natural disasters to help rebuild Ukraine.

Kishida reiterated that Japan consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea, and will also join any forthcoming Western sanctions against Russia.

“Japan stands with the people of Ukraine to ensure peace and return it to the beautiful Ukrainian land,” the PM concluded.

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