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Japan offers $5 million aid to Ukraine after dam destruction

The dam collapse
The dam collapse "would not have happened without Russia's aggression," Hayashi stressed. (AFP)
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09 Jun 2023 01:06:18 GMT9
09 Jun 2023 01:06:18 GMT9

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by telephone on Friday that Japan will provide emergency humanitarian aid worth 5 million dollars in response to flooding caused by the destruction of a dam in southern Ukraine.

In their 30-minute phone talks, Kishida expressed his sympathy and solidarity with Ukraine over the incident.

Kishida stressed that the damage being inflicted on civilian facilities amid Russian aggression was absolutely unjustifiable.

Zelenskyy briefed Kishida on the impact of the dam destruction and expressed gratitude for the humanitarian aid offer.

The Japanese aid will be provided to residents affected by the dam collapse through an international organization.

During the phone talks, Kishida noted the significance of Zelenskyy’s in-person attendance at the Group of Seven summit in the western Japan city of Hiroshima last month.

The Japanese leader said that the summit participants confirmed the importance of maintaining and strengthening the international order based on the rule of law.

The Ukrainian president mentioned recent moves by the Russian military and said that his country continues to face intense missile and drone attacks.

JIJI Press

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