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Report: Japan Set To Pledge $106 Million To Ukraine As Aid

The money will be used for reconstruction and agriculture.

Japan is set to pledge 15.8 billion yen ($106 million) in help to Ukraine during a summit scheduled for Tokyo on February 19 according to a news report by Kyodo News citing unnamed sources on Sunday.

Kyodo stated that the money will be utilised for agricultural and debris removal, among other seven sectors of rehabilitation.

In addition to government and business executives from both nations, national broadcaster NHK said on Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal will be present at the meeting.

The Japanese Cabinet Secretariat was unable to be reached for comment outside of regular office hours.

Japan said in December that it will be ready to send Patriot air defence missiles to the US after revising its export regulations for armaments.

Although Japan is still prohibited from exporting weapons to nations engaged in hostilities, such supplies to the United States would help Ukraine indirectly by increasing Washington’s ability to offer military support to Kyiv.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi