Kyiv : Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reached Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Tuesday on a surprise visit. Japan’s official television channel NHK gave this information. NHK footage showed Kishida walking on a railway station platform with some people. The people accompanying Kishida were probably Ukrainian officials. Kishida’s visit to Kiev comes at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Russia and invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a summit in Beijing later this year. Xi also met with Russian officials in Moscow.Kishida will meet President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital. Announcing Kishida’s visit to Kiev, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, “Kishida will express his/her respect for the courage and fortitude of the people of Ukraine who stood up to defend their homeland under the leadership of President Zelensky.” At the same time, as the head of Japan and the chairman of the G-7, will express solidarity and support with the people of the country. Table of Contents ToggleChinese President Jinping in Russia Japan in tension with Russia and China Chinese President Jinping in Russia“During talks with Zelensky, Kishida will resolutely reject Russia’s unilateral attempt to invade Ukraine and change the status quo through security forces and reiterate his/her commitment to defending the rules-based international order,” the ministry said in a statement. Will repeat. Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping during his/her visit to the Kremlin. Both the countries termed it as an opportunity to deepen their ‘friendship beyond borders’.Japan in tension with Russia and ChinaIn pictures released by Japan’s state television channel NHK, Kishida is seen boarding a train from Poland and leaving for Kiev. Kishida’s sudden visit to Ukraine comes hours after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Japan has disputes with both China and Russia over the islands. Japan is particularly concerned about the close ties between China and Russia, which have held joint military exercises near Japan’s shores.