Japan Embassy in Ukraine Condemns Latest Attacks by Russia

Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS
Rescuers work at the site where an apartment building was heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro, Ukraine January 14, 2023.

Tokyo (Jiji Press)—The Japanese Embassy in Kyiv on Saturday condemned Russia’s latest attacks on Ukraine, including a missile strike on a residential building in the eastern city of Dnipro that left dozens of people dead or injured.

“We are infuriated to learn about today’s series of Russia’s brutal attacks against critical infrastructure and civilian buildings causing injuries and deaths, including a minor,” the embassy said on Twitter.

“Japan stands with the people of Ukraine and supports their legitimate pursuit of justice,” it added.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in a Twitter post called on the Group of Seven major democracies, for which Japan holds presidency this year, and the European Union to implement sanctions proposed by Ukraine against Russia without delay to block Russia’s missile production.