Japan Supports Ukraine with Funds Against Drone Strikes

Kamikawa Announces Financial Aid in Kyiv

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, in an unexpected visit to Kyiv, sought shelter in a bomb shelter during an air alert.

She announced substantial Japanese support to help combat Russian drone strikes, pledging millions to NATO and donating crucial equipment, reported Reuters.

Responding to Drone Crisis

Kamikawa emphasized 's commitment to Ukrainian peace, allocating $37 million to a NATO Fund for drone detection systems.

Additionally, Japan's contribution of mobile gas turbine generators and transformers addresses the power cuts Ukraine suffered due to Russian air strikes last winter.

Meetings with Ukrainian Leaders

Amidst the air raid alerts, Kamikawa met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

Their discussions focused on Ukraine's defensive needs, with Japan considering shipping Patriot air defense missiles to the U.S. to indirectly support Ukraine.

This decision marks a significant shift in Japan's arms export policy.

Japan's Ongoing Support

As part of its commitment, Japan plans to host a Japan-Ukraine conference in February to discuss recovery and reconstruction efforts. Kamikawa's visit highlights Japan's increasing involvement in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.

Discover more from DroneXL

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.


Proposed legislation threatens your ability to use drones for fun, work, and safety. The Drone Advocacy Alliance is fighting to ensure your voice is heard in these critical policy discussions.Join us and tell your elected officials to protect your right to fly.

Drone Advocacy Alliance
Follow us on Google News!

Get your Part 107 Certificate

Pass the test and take to the skies with the Pilot Institute. We have helped thousands of people become airplane and commercial drone pilots. Our courses are designed by industry experts to help you pass FAA tests and achieve your dreams.

pilot institute dronexl

Copyright © DroneXL.co 2024. All rights reserved. The content, images, and intellectual property on this website are protected by copyright law. Reproduction or distribution of any material without prior written permission from DroneXL.co is strictly prohibited. For permissions and inquiries, please contact us first.

FTC: DroneXL.co is an Amazon Associate and uses affiliate links that can generate income from qualifying purchases. We do not sell, share, rent out, or spam your email.

Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

Articles: 3663

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

en_USEnglish (United States)