Ukraine ambassador meets wounded compatriot being treated at Japanese hospital

The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan Sergiy Korsunsky visited a wounded Ukrainian man being treated at a hospital near Tokyo on Monday.

Thirty-seven-year-old Anton Kornishuk says he was seriously wounded in a Russian mortar attack, while he was helping evacuees in a city near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in March.

He was sent to Japan last month and taken to Chiba University Hospital in Chiba City.

During his first meeting with Kornishuk, Ambassador Korsunsky extended get-well wishes to the patient.

Kornishuk, who studied Japanese at a college in Lviv, western Ukraine, said in Japanese that he wants to help his country's citizens and do whatever he can.

He also said that he wants injured Ukrainians to come to Japan for medical treatment.

The ambassador said he is relieved to see that Kornishuk is recovering well. He thanked the hospital for accepting the Ukrainian.