Japanese Foreign Minister held a press conference in the basement of the Ukrainian capital 02:21

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa had to hold a press conference in the basement during her visit to Kiev. This was reported by Ukrainian Channel 24, which broadcast footage of the incident.

Documents show that the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Kuleba, was also present at the briefing for journalists. At the same time, video footage of the incident shows both diplomats sitting next to electrical panels marked “live” and “endangering life”.

According to media reports, ministers had to hold a press conference under these conditions due to an air raid warning in the city. According to an online source to alert the population, sirens sounded in Kiev and the region in the morning.

As noted in the document, during the briefing, Kamikawa announced plans for the Japanese government to contribute $37 million to a special NATO fund to support Ukraine. These funds are expected to be spent on the purchase of systems for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

4 January Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced Foreign tour of the department head, who was supposed to visit the USA and Germany. Kamikawa is also scheduled to make trips to Finland, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada and Turkey from January 5-17. Information regarding his visit to Ukraine was not disclosed in advance.

Previously in Tokyo stated About the intention to allocate $ 4.5 billion for aid to Kiev.

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Source: Gazeta

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