Japanese PM to meet Zelensky in surprise Kyiv visit

JAPANESE Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a surprise visit to Kyiv today to offer “solidarity and unwavering support”, Japan’s foreign ministry said. 

Kishida is the last G7 leader to visit the war-torn country and has come under increasing pressure to make the trip, as Japan hosts the grouping’s summit this May.