Japan plans to provide 100 military vehicles to Ukraine
Japan held a ceremony on Wednesday as its planned donation of nearly 100 military vehicles to Ukraine, viz. Tokyo It seeks to provide equipment that may be of wider military use than its earlier shipments of helmets and hazmat suits.
At a Defense Ministry ceremony in which the two half-ton trucks were displayed, Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Toshiro Inoue handed a document to Ukraine’s Ambassador Sergii Korsunsky that listed the three types of vehicles included in the donation.
“We hope the attack will end soon and peaceful daily life will return,” Inoue said. “We will cooperate as much as we can.”
The donation, which also includes 30,000 food rations, comes as Japan’s government seeks to ease its military equipment transfer policy under a new national security policy that will replace its military after World War I. In a big break of, allows for a bigger offensive role. II Self-defense-only principle.
While other countries have provided Ukraine with tanks, missiles and fighter jets, Japan has limited its donations to non-lethal equipment because the transfer policy prohibits the provision of lethal weapons to countries at war.
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Japan has provided Ukraine with bulletproof vests, helmets, gas masks, hazmat suits, small drones and food rations since Russia invaded last year.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a truck when they met on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima on Sunday. Japan has also offered to treat wounded Ukrainian soldiers at a Japanese military hospital.
The vehicles include half-ton trucks, high mobility vehicles and material handling vehicles, the government said. The Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency said details including the exact number of vehicles and timing of their shipment are being finalised.
Tokyo has joined the United States and European countries in sanctioning Russia for its aggression and providing humanitarian and economic aid to Ukraine.
Japan reacted quickly, fearing the war’s potential impact on East Asia, where China’s military has grown increasingly powerful and tensions have risen around self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory. is
Japan has contributed more than 7 billion dollars to Ukraine. It has also accepted more than 2,000 displaced Ukrainians and helped them with housing and support for jobs and education, a rare move in a country known for its strict immigration policy.
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