Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of the G7 presidency is expected to visit Ukraine in February to hold talks with the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] After the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) member countries including the United States, Canada and Australia visited Ukraine one after another, Japanese media reported that Japan will be the G7 chairman this year, and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to visit Ukraine in February to communicate with the country. Meeting with President Zelensky.

According to the "Yomiuri Shimbun" report, since Russia invaded Ukraine, Japan is the only country in the G7 that has not met with Zelensky. President Donald Trump met with Zelensky at the White House in December.

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According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Andriy Yermak, Director of the Ukrainian President's Office, conveyed Zelensky's invitation to Fumio Kishida to visit Ukraine when he met with Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Kuni Matsuda on the 4th.

A number of Japanese government officials recently revealed that Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Ukraine to express his continued assistance to Ukraine and will issue a joint document condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

In addition, Fumio Kishida from Hiroshima, the site of the World War II nuclear bombing, will also continue to advocate his "nuclear-free world" during his visit, hoping that Ukraine will survive the threat of Russian nuclear weapons.

Fumio Kishida's visit is expected to enter Ukraine by land transport from Poland. The visit will also visit many areas invaded by Russia. Because the new session of the Japanese Diet will start on the 23rd, Kishida may choose to visit on the weekend in order not to affect the opening of the meeting.