On March 8, receiving order from Defense Minister Kishi, in order to transport bulletproof vests, helmets and etc. for Ukraine and deliver them to Ukrainian people, JSDF cargo aircraft will depart tonight. For Ukraine.
Japan is clearly against Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which constitutes a blatant violation of international law.
On March 9, to provide bulletproof vests, helmets and etc. for Ukraine, JSDF loaded them onto KC-767. This kind of mission is the first case for us,but we do our utmost to swiftly deliver them to Ukraine.
To deliver bulletproof vests and helmets to Ukraine, KC-767 departed from Komaki Air base.
KC-767 landed on the airport in the neighbor countries of Ukraine. We truly hope that those items delivered to Ukraine including JSDF’s bulletproof vests serve as shields to protect lives of Ukrainian people fighting for their homeland.