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War in Ukraine.- Japan adds $100 million in humanitarian aid to support Ukraine’s countering agression

Volodimir Zelenski (President of Ukraine) thanked this morning the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida for the new tranche of sanctions imposed to Russia and the allocation of $100 million in humanitarian assistance to support Ukraine’s countering aggression. This new $100 million adds to anoder bulk of $100 million already allocated by Japan to the aid of Ukraine’s current counter agression.

“Thank you!. A truly global anti-war coalition works”, Zelenski said via tweet with Russia’s shellings over his head, Russian nuclear missiles in alert and the project in Belarus to organise a referendum to ammend the Constitutional Law to turn Belarus into a Nuclear country.In the words of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, should the Constitutional Law ammendment tobe approved in Belarus this would make possible for Russia to deploy its nuclerar weapons in the territory of this republic, once belonging to the former Sovietic Republics Union.

$1.87Bn in humanitarian and economic assistance since 2014

Leaving aside the $100 million approved yesterday Japan has already sent $1.87Bn in humanitarian assistance to support Ukraine since 2014.
The pool of sanctions already adopted by the Government of Japan against Russia to make this country and their government accountable for Ukraine’s invasion are the following (see the image below):

“The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia is an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo by force. It is an act that undermines the very foundation of the international order. It constitutes a blatant violation of international law. As such, it is unacceptable, and I condemn it in the strongest terms,” said yesterday the prime Minister of Japan at a press conference.

Taking resolute actions to defend the international order, needed

“Now is the time for us to unite in taking resolute actions in order to defend the foundation of the international order fully. Japan will decisively take actions to demonstrate this stance. We will show clearly that this kind of outrage comes with a heavy price. The international community now believes that because of Russian aggression, it can no longer carry on relations with Russia in the same way it used to. Together with the other members of the G7 and the international community as a whole, Japan will impose even more stringent sanctions on Russia,”, Kishida added.

Japan will freeze Putin’s and Lavrov’s assets and support the SWIFT cut

“From that perspective, Japan has decided to impose sanctions that include the freezing of assets of persons related to the Government of Russia, including President Putin. And, in the announcement issued this morning by European nations and the U.S., Europe and the U.S. will be taking measures to isolate Russia from the international financial system and the global economy by excluding selected Russian banks from the SWIFT messaging system. Europe and the United States have requested our participation with regard to their statement and Japan will also join in with this effort. The other members of the G7 have indicated their intention to emphatically welcome this initiative,” ended the Prime Minister of japan.

Menawhile the North Korean Government had just launched another missile test.

Image over the headline.- Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida at the press conference held on 25 February 2022.© Cabinet Public Affairs Office of Japan

President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski’s thanks to Japan

Sanctions Russia and aid provided by Japan to Ukraine

Press Conference by the Prime Minister of Japan regarding Japan’s Response to the Situation in Ukraine on 27,February 2022

Press conference held by Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida on the situation in Ukraine and the Japan’s counter meassures to make Russia and its Government accountable

Foreign Minister Hayashi summons Mr. Mikhail Y. GALUZIN, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan on 24 february 2022

Foreign Minister Hayashi’s Meeting with Ambassadors and Representatives of Southeast Asian Countries to Japan on 28 02 2022. Among other issues they discussed on Russia’s armed aggresion against Ukraine

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