Zelenskyy discusses with Japanese Prime Minister the occupiers' undermining of Kakhovka HPP and implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida. During the call, he shared information about the consequences of the occupiers' explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station and spoke about his visit to the southern regions of Ukraine affected by this tragedy.
This was reported by the President's Office. Zelenskyy said that Russia had committed a deliberate act of terrorism and another war crime in the Kherson region.
Russian aggression has led to a large-scale man-made, environmental and humanitarian disaster. He also noted that after the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, potential threats to the safety of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant arose due to the lowering of the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir.
Fumio Kishida expressed his support for the Ukrainian people, condoling with the catastrophic consequences of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. He stated that the Japanese government is preparing a humanitarian aid package for Ukraine based on the list of urgent needs provided by the Ukrainian government.
The President also told Fumio Kishida about the situation at the frontline and Russia's missile attacks against Ukraine, which are increasing again. He noted that the targets of these attacks were civilian infrastructure and peaceful cities.
The interlocutors discussed further involvement of Japan's security support, particularly in the area of humanitarian demining. They exchanged views on ways to implement the Ukrainian peace formula and prepare for the Global Peace Summit.
"The latest crimes of the aggressor have confirmed that the Ukrainian formula for peace is more relevant than ever. We must stop Russia's terror," the President stressed.
The leaders also discussed bilateral cooperation and the renewal of Ukraine. Fumio Kishida confirmed his readiness to hold a conference on the restoration of Ukraine in Japan early next year.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the disaster in the Kherson region showed that Russia is ruled by non-humans. The President spoke about the terrorist attack at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, which was carried out by Russian invaders. The head of state assured that "it will not stop Ukraine and Ukrainians".
As a reminder, on June 8, Zelenskyy visited the south of Ukraine, which was affected by flooding as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by Russian troops. He first arrived in Kherson and then Mykolaiv regions.