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Ukraine war

Japan, Ukraine leaders stress diplomacy to ease tensions with Russia

Kishida underlines support for Ukrainian sovereignty following call with Zelensky

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he agreed with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that they will make tenacious diplomatic efforts to ease tensions over Russia.

Speaking to reporters after their phone conversation, Kishida said Japan supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, amid fears of a possible Russian invasion of the Eastern European nation.

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