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

岸田総理 ウクライナを極秘訪問 “虐殺の町”ブチャで犠牲者追悼

euronews -- Mar 22
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.

“I’m outraged by the cruelty. I represent the Japanese citizens to express my condolences to those who lost their lives,” 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

Mar 22 (ANNnewsCH) - ウクライナを訪れている岸田総理大臣が首都キーウに到着しました。この後、ゼレンスキー大統領との首脳会談に臨みます。  ...continue reading

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