Japan PM Fumio Kishida Visits Bucha In ‘Historic’ Ukraine Journey

Japan PM Kishida Visits Bucha In 'Historic' Ukraine Trip

Fumio Kishida’s journey comes as Chinese language President Xi Jinping visits Moscow.


Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday visited Bucha, a city close to Kyiv the place Russian forces had been accused of committing widespread atrocities, in a visit hailed as “historic” by Ukraine.

An AFP journalist within the city reported Kishida had arrived as a part of an official go to and forward of an anticipated assembly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Russian troops had been accused of massacring civilians within the capital area suburb of Bucha, which they occupied for a number of weeks in early 2022.

Moscow denies the accusation, claiming the atrocities in Bucha had been staged.

Ukrainian officers praised Kishida’s go to.

“This historic go to is an indication of solidarity and robust cooperation between (Ukraine and Japan),” mentioned First Deputy Overseas Minister Emine Dzhaparova, who goes by the title Emine Dzheppar on Twitter.

“We’re grateful to Japan for its sturdy assist and contribution to our future victory,” she mentioned, posting photographs of Kishida on a practice platform in Kyiv.

Kishida is the final Group of Seven chief to go to Ukraine and has come beneath growing strain to make the journey, as Japan hosts the G7 summit this Might.

His journey comes as Chinese language President Xi Jinping visits Moscow for talks with Russian chief Vladimir Putin, with the Ukraine battle excessive on the agenda.

Japan has joined Western allies in sanctioning Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, whereas providing assist to Kyiv.

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