Japan pledges an additional $5.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday announced plans to send $5.5 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, "nearly quadrupling the amount of money Tokyo has promised to Kyiv" since the Russian invasion began, CNN writes.

Kishida said Japan "is in a position to lead the world's efforts to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression and to uphold a free and open international order based on the rule of law." Tokyo previously pledged to send $600 million in financial assistance and $700 million in humanitarian aid, including medical supplies and food. Japan also joined the U.S. and European nations in imposing sanctions against Russia.

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