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Great financial aid from Japan to Ukraine

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday that Japan will provide an additional $300 million in financial aid to Ukraine, as the country faces an economic crisis due to what he called the “Russian invasion.”
“We received calls from the Ukrainian side for short-term financial support as the financial situation deteriorated due to the Russian invasion,” Kishida told reporters in Tokyo, according to Kyodo news.
“As a member of the Group of Seven and a member of the international community, Japan should respond to such needs,” he added.
Kishida said, “Japan will increase loans to Ukraine to $300 million. He pledged additional financial assistance to bring the total amount to $600 million.”
Of the initial $300 million, Japan signed a 13 billion yen ($100 million) loan agreement with Ukraine on Monday.
The Russian armed forces have continued, since February 24, to carry out a special military operation to protect the Donbass region, in southeastern Ukraine.
On March 25, the Russian Armed Forces completed the main tasks of the first phase of the special military operation in Ukraine; It significantly limited the capabilities and combat capabilities of the Ukrainian forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also stressed that Russia does not plan to occupy Ukrainian lands; He explained that Russia’s goal is to protect people who, for eight years, were subjected to persecution and genocide by the Kyiv regime.

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