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'Outraged by the cruelty': Japan PM Kishida visits Bucha on surprise Ukraine trip

Mar 22 (euronews) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began a surprise visit to Ukraine early Tuesday, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in neighboring Russia for a three-day visit.

Kyodo News said he visited a church in Bucha, a town outside Kyiv that became a symbol of Russian atrocities against civilians, laid flowers at a church there and paid his respects to the victims.

ā€œIā€™m outraged by the cruelty. I represent the Japanese citizens to express my condolences to those who lost their lives,ā€ he was quoted as saying.

Ukraine hailed the visit as a "sign of solidarity" from Tokyo after more than a year of Russian invasion of the country.

"This historic visit is a sign of solidarity and strong cooperation between Ukraine and Japan. We are grateful to Japan for its strong support and contribution to our future victory," Ukraine's deputy foreign minister said. ...continue reading

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