Japanese PM visits Bucha before meeting with Zelensky

The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, visited the town of Bucha, in the vicinity of the Ukrainian capital, yesterday Tuesday, before meeting with President Volodimir Zelenski, to see first-hand the effects of the Russian occupation, the deputy minister reported yesterday. of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Emine Dzheppar, on his Twitter account.

“Together with the Prime Minister of Japan we have visited Bucha, which survived the occupation last year,” wrote Dzheppar, who accompanied the Japanese politician on his visit to that city.

Dzheppar also thanked Kishida for donating generators that helped Ukrainians get through the winter amid periodic Russian shelling of Ukraine’s power grid.

“With partners like Japan we will rebuild our country,” added the deputy minister, who published several photos of Kishida honoring the victims of war crimes committed by Russia in Bucha, which was occupied during the first days of the war and liberated by Ukraine on last April.

The visit to Bucha is the first act in Ukraine for Kishida, who arrived in kyiv on Tuesday morning by train from Poland.

Kishida and Dzheppar also visited the mural commemorating the fallen Ukrainian soldiers in the war against Russia in the center of kyiv.

According to a statement from the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Kishida plans to express “his respects to Zelensky for the courage and perseverance of the Ukrainian people.”

“As a member of the G7, the Prime Minister will directly convey our solidarity and unwavering support for Ukraine."adds the statement.

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