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EU urges Japan to support 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine

European leaders to visit Tokyo for summit with Kishida this week

European Council President Charles Michel speaks at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on April 6.    © AP

BRUSSELS -- A top European Union official has urged Japan to contribute to a Marshall Plan-style trust fund to support war-racked Ukraine's humanitarian, administrative and reconstruction needs.

Charles Michel, president of the European Council, issued the call ahead of an EU-Japan summit in Tokyo this week as Russia's invasion of Ukraine stretches deep into its third month.

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