In reply to the request by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov, the government of Japan has allocated $2 million for rendering urgent humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees staying on islands on the border river of Pyandzh. An official of Tajikistan's Ministry of Trade and Economy told RIA Novosti on Monday that the Japanese government allocated the money to Tajikistan as the latter has shown itself as a good intermediary in providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. Tajikistan's Ministry of Trade and Economy will buy tents, blankets, medicines and foodstuffs, and the Tajik Ministry For Emergencies will deliver them to the refugees. The ministry official said this was Japan's first humanitarian action through Tajikistan's mediation.
Photos show many anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU slogans that the farmers use in their demonstration. One of the banners attached to a tractor calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring "Ukraine, Brussels and our rulers” to order