APU received assistance from Japan for almost $2 billion

ВСУ получили помощь от Японии почти на $2 млрд

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine Shigeki Sumi

Financial assistance has been directed at various programs.

The armed forces of Ukraine received over the past two years, Japan’s assistance for a total amount of 1.85 billion us dollars, according to the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

“Despite the fact that our countries are located far from each other, relations between Ukraine and Japan – an example of building an effective relationship. We look forward to further development and deepening of Ukrainian-Japanese relations”, – said the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in the negotiations with the Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine Shigeki Sumi and handed him a departmental sign of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine “badge of honor”.

The press service of the defense Ministry said that Japan was heading for a variety of programs, not just the military.

“Recently, military hospitals, security sector and defence received new medical equipment worth 2.5 million dollars. In particular, medical institutions of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine – in the amount of 680 thousand dollars”, – stated in the message.

It is also reported that the allocated money was spent on resolving issues of internally displaced persons.

As reported Корреспондент.neton 9 December it became known that the U.S. Congress has increased its assistance in the area of security for Ukraine to $ 350 million in the next budget year.