On the 9th, Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi met with Ukraine's Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky over the military invasion by Russia, explained that he sent supplies such as bulletproof waistcoats as a support measure to the site, and continued to provide as much support as possible. I conveyed my thoughts on what to do.

Minister of Defense Kishi met with Ukraine's Ambassador to Japan, Korsunsky, at the Ministry of Defense on the morning of the 9th.

In this, Minister Kishi said, "We share great sadness and deep resentment in the situation where many people are killed by the invasion of Russia."

And after accusing Russia of this military invasion as a serious violation of international law, Japan also consistently supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and unites with each country to protect the foundation of international order. Then, I repeatedly showed the idea of ​​responding properly.

After that, he explained that he dispatched a SDF aircraft with bulletproof vests and helmets on the night of the 8th to support Ukraine based on the request, and also expressed his intention to continue to support as much as possible as Japan.

In response, Ambassador Korsunsky said, "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the Ukrainian people for their unprecedented support."

Embassy of Ukraine in Japan "Support in various forms"

Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky told reporters after meeting with Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi at the Ministry of Defense, "We anticipate further intensification of attacks by Russia. Perhaps Russian troops are now sending reserve troops to attack the capital Kyiv in particular. We are trying. In various ways, support for Ukraine is in a desirable state, "he said, appealing for support from the international community.

Media Control "Pay attention to a series of movements" to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs news agency

Regarding information control in Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will tighten crackdowns on foreign media in the future, and in the worst case, the Russian government may detain or impose fines for claiming "inappropriate coverage" We urge the press to pay close attention to the series of moves, as they may be.

And if any concerns arise, we are calling for consultation with the local Japanese embassy.

In connection with this, Foreign Minister Hayashi said at a press conference on the 8th, "I am strongly concerned that Russia is in a situation where freedom of the press is restricted and foreign media are forced to suspend activities." I am.

On the 7th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised the level of danger information throughout Russia and urged Japanese residents to leave the country over rising tensions in Russia.