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Japan to mail masks, hazmat fits to Ukraine

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TOKYO — Japan will send out gasoline masks, hazmat fits and drones to Ukraine to enable defend the state against Russia’s invasion amid developing worry of chemical weapons use by the Russian military services.

Protection Minister Nobuo Kishi said Tuesday that Japan is sending the anti-chemical-warfare products at the request of the Ukrainian federal government.

Japan previous month provided bulletproof vests, helmets and other nonlethal arms gear to Ukraine as an exception to Tokyo’s ban on arms exports to countries in conflict, expressing Ukraine is remaining invaded. The shipment has raised controversy in Japan, whose pacifist Constitution renounces war.

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Protesters wearing gas masks hold Ukrainian national flags as they picket the Ukrainian House during a round table talks between the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, on December 13, 2013.  (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Protesters donning gasoline masks maintain Ukrainian nationwide flags as they picket the Ukrainian Home all through a spherical desk talks involving the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, on December 13, 2013.  (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photograph by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Visuals)

“Banding together with the international local community and firmly having action versus Russia’s invasion, which violates global legislation, is exceptionally vital from the viewpoint of our individual countrywide protection as effectively,” Kishi mentioned.

The govt has revised its operational guideline of arms transfer to permit provisions of nonlethal gear to Ukraine and states the new rule handles fuel masks and protecting gear. Japan is also sending commercially available drones that are not regarded as arms gear.

A monument to Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet and a national symbol, in seen with traces of bullets against the background of an apartment house ruined in the Russian shelling in the central square in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022. 

A monument to Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet and a countrywide image, in seen with traces of bullets against the background of an apartment residence ruined in the Russian shelling in the central sq. in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022. 
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Japan has been quick in joining the United States and European Union in imposing sanctions against Russia and supporting Ukraine and its men and women mainly because Tokyo fears the effect its invasion could have on East Asia, where by China has been increasingly pushing its possess territorial promises.

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