By the end of 2020, Japan plans to transfer another batch of medical equipment to hospitals in Kharkiv, Lviv, and Irpin cities worth $1.4 million.
Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai made a corresponding announcement during a meeting with Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran, the press service of the Defense Ministry reports.
“The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan assured that the people and Government of Japan would continue to provide support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in particular, by providing material and technical assistance: both high-tech medical equipment for military medical institutions of Ukraine and modern medicines to combat coronavirus and timely prepare for its possible second wave. Thus, it is planned to deliver another batch of medical equipment to hospitals in Kharkiv, Lviv, and Irpin cities worth $1.4 million and provide appropriate professional training of medical staff through the UN Office in Ukraine by the end of 2020,” the statement reads.
In turn, Taran noted that Japan’s assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the medical field could reach a total of USD 4 million after the supply of this medical equipment.
“This is a significant contribution to ensuring Ukraine’s defense capabilities by saving the lives and health of Ukrainian servicepersons. The Ministry of Defense greatly appreciates such a step of the Japanese Government,” the minister said.
Ambassador Kurai also assured of unequivocal support for Ukraine’s strategic path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration and reaffirmed his country’s principled position on condemning Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and not recognizing the annexation of Crimea.