Ukraine receives €7.7 million from Japanese Billionaire amid crisis

On 27 February Sunday, The billionaire of Japan named Hiroshi Mikitani has declared that he is going to donate around one billion yen which is approximately €7.7 million, to the government of Ukraine by highlighting the military attack in Ukraine.

The CEO and founder of Rakuten Group, Inc is Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company based in Tokyo, founded by Hiroshi Mikitani in 1997. It specialises in e-trade and other online services.

There has been a letter issued by the company to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, that the amount is for their help. It would be for the humanitarian activities to help the individuals in Ukraine who became the targets of the violence.

Along with this, the billionaire mentioned on Twitter, “Consulting with my family, we Mikitani family have decided to donate 1 billion yen to Ukraine.”

In the letter, it has been mentioned that he was “deeply saddened” by the news of the military invasion against Ukraine. He also stated about his visit to the country’s capital in 2019. At that time, he met president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“My thoughts are with you and the people of Ukraine,” he wrote, adding: “I believe the trampling of a peaceful, democratic Ukraine by unjustified force is a challenge to democracy.”

“I sincerely hope that Russia and Ukraine can resolve this issue peacefully and that Ukraine people can have peace again as soon as possible.”

In addition, Russia’s military operations on Ukrainians have caused a serious international outrage among the world’s major democracies as well as prominent Russians that have imposed various sanctions against Russia.

Furthermore, the authorities of Japan has declared measures against Moscow that is attacking the finance sector and sensitive exports such as electronic spare parts.






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