Hayashi: 20 Ukrainians will fly to Japan on official govt plane

Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks at a news conference in Warsaw on Monday.

TOKYO (Reuters) — Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Monday that 20 Ukrainians will accompany him back to Japan on the official government plane, one part of Japan’s efforts to provide humanitarian relief to Ukrainians fleeing their nation.

Hayashi, in Poland, said the 20 Ukrainians were those who expressed a wish to go to Japan but could not manage it on their own, adding that further support once in Japan would be tailored to their individual needs.