Japan to provide 5.5 B. dollars in fresh aid to Ukraine

Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida

© APA | Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida

# 20 February 2023 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

Japan will provide 5.5 billion dollars in additional financial aid to Ukraine to restore infrastructure and support livelihoods, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida said Monday, APA reports citing Nippon News.

At a Tokyo meeting, Kishida also said that leaders from the Group of Seven major democracies and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet by video Friday.

"Japan, this year's G-7 chair, is in a position to lead the world's efforts for supporting Ukraine and maintaining the international order," Kishida said.

"By hosting the G-7 videoconference and inviting the Ukraine president to it, I want to pave the way for discussions at the Hiroshima summit," he said, referring to the western Japan city where he will host a G-7 summit in May.