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Government spokesperson comments on situation in Ukraine

  • March 3, 2022
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NHK reported that during a morning press conference today, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno revealed that Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Matsuno and his subordinates are currently in Moldavia after evacuating Kyiv by land but that the ambassador plans to report to the MOFA temporary office in Lviv soon to take the lead in ensuring the safety of Japanese residents in the country.

 

The government spokesman separately commented on Japan’s plan to shelter Ukrainian refugees, saying the border will first be opened to relatives and acquaintances of the some 1,700 Ukrainians who have residency status in Japan, adding that more people will eventually be accommodated from a humanitarian standpoint.

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