President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.
The leaders paid primary attention to the reaction of the international community to the illegal referendums that Russia held in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
Zelenskyy thanked Kishida for Japan’s clear support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country. The importance of the Japanese Prime Minister’s condemnation of Russia’s nuclear blackmail during his speech at the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York was noted.
“We appreciate these powerful signals of support for Ukraine and pressure on the aggressor,” the President said.
The head of state highly appreciated Japan’s unprecedented provision of non-lethal military aid to our country, as well as significant financial and humanitarian support to Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.
“We expect that this important and comprehensive support for Ukraine will continue and deepen. Until the complete victory over the aggressor,” Zelensky said.
The leaders separately touched on the issue of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the conditions of ongoing aggression and noted the importance of its full-scale continuation.
Zelensky and Kishida exchanged views on current issues of bilateral relations. The head of state expressed hope that Japan will actively participate in the post-war reconstruction of our country. The importance of further implementation of large infrastructure projects initiated by Japan in Ukraine was also emphasized.
The President also expressed hope for fruitful interaction with Japan during its G7 presidency in 2023 and invited Fumio Kishida to visit Ukraine.
The head of state also thanked the Prime Minister of Japan for the meeting with First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.