Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kura.
Within the framework of the meeting, the parties discussed the general situation with the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine (Crimea and Donbas), as well as further participation of Japan in the implementation of a number of projects in the East of Ukraine.
In particular, they talked about the possibility of providing assistance in the field of health care, in terms of housing reconstruction and the like.
Among other things, it was agreed to launch new projects in the East of Ukraine, approved by the Government of Japan.
An important issue on the agenda was the situation in Donbas in the conditions of the spread of COVID-19, including possible negative political and socio-economic consequences.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kura announced Japan's intention to provide financial assistance for solving issues in the East of Ukraine in the amount of USD 4.23 million.
Japan, together with the UN and the ICRC, is already implementing a number of important projects for Donbas. In particular, last year, with the financial assistance of Japan, 400 houses adversely affected by the combat actions were restored in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. In addition, projects aimed at the education of youth and community development have been implemented.