28 Feb 2022 16:19

Japan allocates $200 mln to Ukraine - Zelensky following phone call with Japanese PM

KYIV. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Japan is allocating $100 million in aid to Ukraine in addition to the already approved assistance of $100 million, and backing sanctions on Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said following talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

"Talked with Prime Minister of Japan [...] [who is] allocating $100 million to the already approved aid of $100 million, and fully supports tough sanctions against Russia," Zelensky said on Twitter.

Earlier on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida said that Tokyo would impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), Japanese and Western media reported.

He said that Japan would restrict transactions involving the CBR.

Moreover, Tokyo will impose sanctions on a number of legal entities and individuals in Belarus, including Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the prime minister said. Kishida added that Japan had decided to restrict exports to Belarus.

The Japanese media noted that the decision had been made amid the tense situation surrounding Ukraine.