On Monday, March 30, 2015 was signed two grant contracts between the Japanese and Ukrainian governments on $ 8.4 million. As Ministry of Healthcare states, this assistance will be used to purchase equipment for medical institutions, and rebuilding Eastern Ukrainian regions. Agreement was signed by Ambassador of Japan Shigeki Sumi, Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubco and Health Minister of Ukraine Alexander Kvitashvili.
In fact the cooperation between Ukraine and Japan is very close. In Kyiv on February 5, Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi and Ukraine’s Minister of Economy and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius signed an agreement on protection of investment. At the beggining of March Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin visited Japan and discussed the amount of Tokyo’s humanitarian and financial aid for Ukraine, the ways Japan can help restore Ukraine’s economy, and cooperation for a settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and a response of Russia’s war crimes. In addition Ukraine will receive $810,000 from Japan to rebuild schools and hospitals ruined by pro-Russian terrorists