Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to provide Ukraine with 100 vehicles

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force will provide about 100 vehicles to embattled Ukraine.

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio conveyed support for Ukraine in a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Hiroshima on Sunday.
Kishida said that Japan will provide high-mobility vehicles that can accommodate 10 people, as well as carrier dump trucks owned by the Ground Self-Defense Force. About 30,000 emergency food rations will also be offered.

On Wednesday, a ceremony was held at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. State Minister of Defense Ino Toshiro handed to Ukraine's ambassador to Japan the list of materials to be sent.

Ino said all of the vehicles have played important roles in GSDF missions. He said they will be collected from units across Japan and transported to Ukraine.

Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky expressed heartfelt gratitude and described Japan as Ukraine's trusted, crucial partner.

The Defense Ministry also plans to accept two injured Ukrainian soldiers at a Self-Defense Forces hospital next month.