Japan's PM meets Zelenskyy in Ukraine.

Hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in close neighboring

Russia for a three-day visit, Japanese Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida started a surprise trip to Ukraine early on Tuesday.

The competitors' long-running diplomatic offensives coincide with the simultaneous summits.

At the nation's capital, Kishida will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

As the leader of Japan and the chairman of the G-7, he will "demonstrate solidarity and 

unshakable support for Ukraine" during his visit to Kyiv, 

the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement announcing his arrival in the Ukrainian capital.

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