Japan donates 9,500 winter uniform kits for district police officers in Ukraine
Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi has handed Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov documents for the Japanese government's grant to receive winter uniforms for district police officers in Ukraine in the amount of over 9,500 kits.
"Arsen Avakov said that Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi officially handed the documents for the Japanese government's grant. This grant is technical assistance. It is related to the provision of winter uniform for district police officers – over 9,500 kits," the press service of Ukraine's Interior Ministry said on Facebook.
Commenting on the grant, Director of the communications department of the Interior Ministry Artem Shevchenko said that all 9,000 Ukrainian district police officers of Ukraine's National Police would have to wear old uniforms or the government would have to look for an additional UAH 95 million for new winter uniforms.
"The country of the rising sun helped. Japanese are not indifferent to Ukraine – their 'love' for Russia, which still occupies its Kuril Islands plays a role: Ambassador Shigeki Sumi visited Kramatorsk, Mariupol and said that Japan would never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia," Shevchenko said.