9 Jun 2023 12:55

Japan preparing package of humanitarian aid to Ukraine - Zelensky-Kishida conversation

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has had a telephone call with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing the press service for the presidential office on Friday.

"Zelensky thanked Kishida for Japan's support in organizing his recent visit to Hiroshima to take part in the G7 leaders' summit," the press service said.

Kishida said in light of the disaster at the Kakhovka Hydropower Plant that the Ukrainin government is preparing a package of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine taking into account the list of priority needs shared by the Ukrainian side, the press service said.

The parties exchanged views on ways of implementing the Ukrainian peace formula and preparations for the Global Peace Summit.

The leaders also addressed bilateral cooperation and recovery of Ukraine. Kishida reiterated readiness to hold a conference for Ukraine's restoration in Japan in the beginning of the next year.