Japan Decides To Send Military Supplies To Ukraine

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The Japanese government decided on the 4th to provide Ukraine with military supplies such as bulletproof vests and cold-proof clothing.

On the evening of the 4th, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno announced the decision at a press conference after the National Security Conference, which was attended by the Prime Minister, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense. In addition to bulletproof vests and winter clothing, the supplies provided by Japan this time include tents, cameras, sanitary equipment, emergency rations, generators, helmets, etc.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the 4th. Fumio Kishida said that Japan will send the necessary supplies as soon as possible.

In April 2014, the Japanese government adopted the "Three Principles of Defense Equipment Transfer", which replaced the original "Three Principles of Arms Export" and greatly relaxed restrictions on the export of military equipment and technology. However, by the provisions of the "Three Principles of Defense Equipment Transfer", the transfer of defense equipment to countries that are parties to international disputes is still prohibited.