Japan~, staged a ceremony on Wednesday to honor its planned contribution of roughly 100 military vehicles, In an effort to give Ukraine with equipment that may be used for more military purposes than its prior shipments of helmets and hazmat suits. Japanese Vice Defense Minister Toshiro Ino gave a document outlining the three kinds of vehicles included in the donation to Ukrainian Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry where two half-ton trucks were on show.
Ino stated, “We pray the invasion stops soon and peaceful daily lives return. “We will offer all the assistance we can.” The gift, which also includes 30,000 food rations, comes as Japan’s government works to relax its restrictions on the transfer of military hardware as part of a new national security strategy that significantly departs from the self-defense-only tenet it adopted after World War II.
Japan has restricted its gifts to non-lethal weaponry because the transfer policy forbids the provision of lethal weapons to countries at war, whereas other governments have sent Ukraine tanks, missiles, and fighter jets. Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion last year, Japan has given Ukraine hazmat suits, tiny drones, food rations, helmets, gas masks, and bulletproof vests.
During a meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Hiroshima on Sunday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged the trucks to the president of Ukraine. Additionally, Japan has offered to take injured Ukrainian soldiers to one of its military hospitals for care.
According to the government, the vehicles include material handling vehicles, high mobility vehicles, and half-ton trucks. The precise quantity of vehicles and the timing of their deployment, according to the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency, are still being decided. Japan has joined the United States and European nations in imposing sanctions on Russia for its aggression and supporting Ukraine financially and humanitarianly.
Fears of probable effects from the battle on East Asia, where China’s military has been more muscular and has heightened tensions around self-governing Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory, prompted Japan to act quickly. More than $7 billion has been donated to Ukraine by Japan. A remarkable action in a nation known for its rigorous immigration laws, it has also welcomed more than 2,000 displaced Ukrainians and provided them with home, support for employment, and education.
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