The first Ukrainian-Japan consultations for defense took place in Tokyo on October 12.
The sides discussed matters connected with security policy and defense, the security situation in the regions and bilateral cooperation.
An agreement was reached on the continuation of such consultations and the date and venue for the next round was determined through diplomatic channels.
During the visit, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of Japan signed a memorandum on cooperation and exchanges in the defense sector.
It should be noted that in 2018, the army of Japan takes 8th place in the word, when the Ukrainian army – 29th, according to rating “Global Firepower”.
Reportedly, Ukraine and the European Union have signed the memorandum on the provision of the macro-financial aid for one billion euros.
In the frameworks of these agreements, the tranches on macro-financial aid would be equally divided for 500 million euros in each part. At the same time, it is expected that the first part of the tranche would come to Ukraine this autumn after the completion of inner procedures regarding the document coming into force and fulfillment of the requirements by Ukraine.