Kishida talks with Zelenskyy, pledges more aid to Ukraine

ゼレンスキー大統領と4回目の電話会談 岸田総理コメント

NHK -- Apr 27
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Japan will provide additional supplies to Ukraine, including food and medicine.

Kishida conveyed the pledge to Zelenskyy by telephone on Tuesday evening, Japan time. This is their fourth such conversation.

Kishida told Zelenskyy that at the request of the Ukrainian government, Japan decided to increase its loan offer to the country from 100 million to 300 million dollars.

He also explained Japan's decision to provide Ukraine with the Self-Defense Forces' equipment such as drones and masks designed to protect against chemical weapon attacks.

Zelenskyy expressed deep gratitude for Japan's assistance and outlined the current situation in his country.

The president also talked about how he thinks Ukraine should be supported and what further sanctions should be imposed on Russia.

After the talks, Kishida told reporters that to safeguard international peace and order, Japan will make an active diplomatic effort to support Ukraine in close coordination with Group of Seven nations and other countries.

岸田総理大臣はウクライナのゼレンスキー大統領と今年4回目の電話会談を行い、日本からの新たな支援の内容を伝えました。会談後の岸田総理のコメントをノーカットで配信します。 - ANNnewsCH