Kishida had been the only leader from the G7 countries who had not visited Ukraine since the Russian invasion
Japan´s prime minister Fumio Kishida landed in Ukraine today, Tuesday,March 21, to meet with his counterpart President Zelensky .
The rare and unannouned visit by the Japanese PM comes as he offers solidarity and support for Ukraine against the invasion by Russia.
Kishida is also the only leader from the G7 nations who had not visited Ukraine since the start of the war.
As per Reuters, during his visit, he toured the town of Bucha, where more than 400 civilians were killed by the Russian forces and has become synonymous with the “brutality during the war”.
“The world was astonished to see innocent civilians in Bucha killed one year ago. I really feel great anger at the atrocity upon visiting that very place here”, said Kishida.
He added, “I would like to give condolence to the all victims and the wounded on behalf of the Japanese nationals. Japan will keep aiding Ukraine with the greatest effort to regain peace”.
Kishida´s trip to Ukraine comes a day after Chinese president Xi Jingping visited Moscow to meet with the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Before arriving in Ukraine, the Japanese PM had visited India, where he met with prime minister Narendra Modi. He is now scheduled to visit Poland next.
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