A Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) KC-767 (military version of Boeing 767) aircraft with supplies, vests and bulletproof helmets to help Ukraine has landed in Poland as the country tries to defend itself from Russian forces.
The transport plane took off from Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture on Tuesday night. The aircraft was received by the Japanese military before departure, Show images recorded by NHK Network,
This is the first time in history that SDF has supplied bulletproof jackets to any other country. The Japanese government decided to provide non-lethal supplies in response to a request from Ukraine. Items also include heavy winter clothing and emergency food supplies.
Japanese guidelines on the transfer of defense equipment prohibit the supply of goods to the warring sides. However, the government explained that Ukraine does not fit that definition and aims to restore international peace and security.
Japan’s defense ministry plans to deliver more equipment and supplies to Ukraine when they are ready. The video below shows the loading and pre-takeoff salute of the cargo.