The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk had a telephone conversation with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Japan Hiroyuki Hosoda.

At the beginning of the conversation, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament informed his Japanese counterpart about another crime of the russian federation against the civilian population of Ukraine – a nighttime missile attack that damaged residential buildings and infrastructure in Lviv, resulting in deaths and injuries.

The security situation in Ukraine was one of the main issues discussed by the speakers. In particular, Ruslan Stefanchuk stressed that russia disregards any rules of international security and uses all possible means of blackmail in this war.

“russia continues nuclear blackmail, holds ZNPP hostage, violating all principles of nuclear and radiation safety. Japan, like no other country in the world, understands the possible consequences of such crimes,” the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine stressed.

He also emphasised that Ukraine counts on Japan’s principled position in the UN structures and on the country’s leadership in the G7 to consolidate the pro-Ukrainian coalition in further support of Ukraine.

Ruslan Stefanchuk also thanked Japan, represented by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for its financial and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, the introduction of 20 packages of sanctions against russia, and support for the peace formula of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi.

At the end of the conversation, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament touched upon the issue of rebuilding Ukraine. In particular, he thanked for the emergency assistance already provided and stressed that Ukraine has high hopes for a special bilateral conference on the restoration of Ukraine in Tokyo, which is scheduled to be held early next year.

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