Japan vows to continue supporting Ukraine's postwar reconstruction


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Monday to continue offering reconstruction support to war-torn Ukraine in collaboration with the private sector, leveraging its experience and technological know-how in recovering from earthquakes, Paralel.Az reports citing Kyodo.

The Japanese government said later in the day that it will provide Ukraine with 15.8 billion yen ($105 million) in grant aid for countermeasures against landmines and unexploded ordnance, as well as for the restoration of electricity and energy infrastructure.

At the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction held in Tokyo ahead of the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of its neighbor, Kishida said the situation is "not easy" but that helping Kyiv recover is an "investment in the future."