Sources: Details of Japan-Ukraine aid document revealed

NHK has learned the details of a bilateral document laying out support measures Japan will provide to Ukraine. Sources say the Japanese government is planning to sign the document with Ukraine on the sidelines of next week's Group of Seven summit.

Arrangements are reportedly underway for Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to hold talks and sign the document on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy from June 13.

NHK has learned that the document is set to say that Japan will continue to provide security and defense aid to Ukraine within the framework of the country's Constitution.

Measures will include provision of non-lethal equipment and supplies, treatment of injured Ukrainian soldiers and cooperation in the field of intelligence.

As for reconstruction, the document is expected to say that Japan will provide support in removing landmines, improving the humanitarian situation for women and children and rebuilding their lives, and developing the agricultural sector.

The document will be valid for 10 years and confirm Japan's continued support to Ukraine.

Last July, over 30 countries including Japan pledged to draw up a bilateral pact to clarify support for Ukraine amid Russia's ongoing invasion. So far, 15 countries have reportedly signed the documents with Ukraine.