Japan to provide $4.5 bln worth of aid to Ukraine – PM Kishida

The government of Japan will provide $4.5 billion worth of aid for Ukraine, both directly and through the World Bank, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced citing Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, APA reports citing TASS. "[Kishida] announced that Japan decided to provide additional $1 billion of support, including aid for rebuilding and reconstruction, as well as humanitarian aid, and is ready to provide a total of $4.5 billion of aid, including this additional support and an expansion of credit for the World Bank," the Ministry said. Previously, Japan noted that it provided over $7.6 billion worth of humanitarian, food, financial and other types of aid to Ukraine. The Japanese Foreign Ministry website says that Tokyo provides financial aid by expanding the credit for the World Bank for a sum of $5 billion. It is undisclosed if this figure includes the aid announced by Kishida. Source: Azeri-Press News Agency