According to the country’s Foreign Ministry, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an increase in loans for Ukraine during a video conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of other allied countries.

Tokyo will increase the amount of loans to be provided to Kyiv from $100 million to $300 million. This was reported on Tuesday by the Kyodo news agency with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

According to the agency, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced an increase in loans for Ukraine during a video conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of other allied countries. Kishida, in his address to the partners, noted that supporting the economy of Ukraine is an “urgent task.”

On Tuesday, the leaders of Western countries held consultations on countering the Russian Federation and supporting Ukraine. The online meeting was attended by representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Poland, Romania, France, Germany, Japan, as well as the President of the European Commission, the head of the European Council and the Secretary General of NATO. The consultations lasted about an hour and a half.