President Zelensky and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida discussed security and support for Ukraine from Japan

In the conversation between Zelensky and Kishida, issues of security, financial aid from Japan, and sanctions against Russia were raised

Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky /

During a phone call with Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan, on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, expressed gratitude for the financial aid provided by Japan to Ukraine, exceeding 12 billion dollars, and discussed additional support for the current year.

This was reported on Volodymyr Zelensky's Telegram channel.


Zelensky emphasized the importance of Japanese sanctions against Russia, noting the 23rd package of measures aimed at increasing pressure and creating a mechanism for confiscating frozen Russian assets.

In addition, he highlighted the need for non-lethal equipment for Ukraine, including technology for fortifications, demining, and medical evacuation.

Zelensky also noted the success of the Japan-Ukraine conference held in Tokyo in February, where over 50 bilateral documents were signed and expressed hope for their swift implementation.

The dialogue also touched upon the topic of preparing a bilateral security agreement between the countries based on the results of three rounds of negotiations.

Previously, during a visit to Turkey, Volodymyr Zelensky met with Recep Erdogan, where they discussed the current military situation, prospects for defense cooperation, and details of the grain agreement.


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