WAR/ Xi Jinping in Moscow, the Japanese Prime Minister's 'surprise' visit to Kiev today!

2023-03-21 08:28:33Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, will meet today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In a statement made public, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan wrote that Kishida would express solidarity and unwavering support for Ukraine, as well as reject Russian aggression in support of the international order.

Kishida's surprise trip comes as Chinese leader Xi Jinping holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

His visit will be the first time a Japanese prime minister has visited a country or region with ongoing fighting since World War II.

This will also be the first visit to Ukraine by an Asian member of the G7 group and the first by a US ally in the region.

Xi Jinping sits down for a second day of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but Western allies remain skeptical of any progress on the war in Ukraine with Washington saying the Chinese leader's visit merely provides "diplomatic cover" for Moscow .