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Japan will contribute $37 million to drone detection systems in Ukraine

07 Jan, 2024
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Japan will contribute $37 million to drone detection systems in Ukraine

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On the morning of Sunday, January 7, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoko Kamikawa arrived in Kyiv for an unannounced visit. During her meeting with the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, she announced that Japan would contribute $37 million to the NATO trust fund for the implementation of unmanned aerial vehicle detection systems in Ukraine.

This information was reported by the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine.

During the visit, the head of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had already visited Irpin and been near the Irpin Bridge.

"Yoko visited Irpin, a city that was on the front line of the advance towards the capital. She also visited the Irpin Bridge, which Ukraine was forced to demolish for defensive purposes. Japan will continue to support Ukraine in restoring peace," noted the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine.

Yoko Kamikawa also visited the memorial commemorating the victims of the Russian occupation in Bucha.

As reported by Kyodo News, the Japanese minister plans to hold talks with government officials, including Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Kamikawa plans to promise continued support for her country amid the war with Russia.

"During her visit, she will emphasize the importance of maintaining an international order based on the rule of law, from the perspective of preventing any attempts to forcefully change the status quo," the Japanese ministry reported.

Yoko Kamikawa is visiting Ukraine for the first time since taking office in September. Her visit comes on the eve of a conference that Ukraine and Japan will hold in Tokyo on February 19, aiming to discuss Ukraine's recovery from the consequences of the war.

During a joint press conference with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, Kamikawa announced that Japan has decided to contribute $37 million to the NATO trust fund for unmanned aerial vehicle detection systems in Ukraine.

The head of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that, in particular, to help Ukrainians endure the harsh winter, Japan has delivered five mobile gas turbine generators and seven transformers to Ukraine.

"Today, I will participate in the ceremony of transferring this equipment," Kamikawa announced.

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