Japan lends Ukraine $1.5bn

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan lends Ukraine $1.5bn: Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has expressed his gratitude to Japan for its offer to guarantee his beleaguered country a $1.5bn loan.”I am grateful to Japan for providing [these] credit guarantees which will allow us to ensure financial stability in Ukraine,” he told the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the first bilateral talks between the country today. The two men and their officials were also expected to discuss bilateral cooperation in the arenas of politics economics, science and technology.

Source: Interfax