13 Jan 2023 12:10

Japan provides $95 mln for restoration of Ukraine

MOSCOW. Jan 13 (Interfax) - The Japanese government has provided $95 million to help fund the Ukrainian government's work and the restoration of the country, Ukrainian media said, citing the Ministry for the Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure.

"The government of Japan allocated $95 million for the restoration of Ukraine. These funds will be disbursed through the UN Development Program under a partnership agreement," the ministry said.

This document was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda and Assistant Administrator and Director of the UN Development Program Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Ivana Zivkovic in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine Alexander Kubrakov.

The assistance program for Ukraine focuses on five key areas such as efforts to boost the Ukrainian government's ability to respond to and manage the crisis, support of public services to enable them to continue functioning, restoration of critical infrastructure to facilitate people's safe return to their homes, support for private enterprises to maintain their operations for the benefit of local communities, and strengthening of civil society and social ties.

In April 2022, Japan provided $4.5 million for emergency explosive ordnance clearance and debris removal in Ukraine.