I commend Prime Minister Kishida and his administration for Japan’s ongoing commitment to assist the victims of Russia’s brutal aggression in Ukraine. When Foreign Minister Hayashi returned from Europe today with a group of Ukrainian evacuees, it was yet another example of Japan’s humane response to a humanitarian tragedy. You opened your country to those whose country has been shattered. We show the best of ourselves when we help those in need, and all of Japan has answered the call.
The United States, Japan, and our European partners will continue to support the brave citizens of Ukraine, and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the international community in condemning Putin’s horrific war crimes.