On February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, issued an order for his military forces to attack Ukraine, their neighboring country. Several weeks in, the invasion is being met with fierce opposition from Ukraine, as well as a slew of economic penalties from the west aimed at isolating Russia economically from the rest of the world.
Several prominent corporations, including Apple, Nike, and even McDonald's, have either abandoned or severely cut their activities in the country. In an effort to put an end to the violence, a number of motorbike and automobile businesses have also announced the suspension of manufacturing and shipment into the nation. Several other private and public groups, on the other hand, have initiated fundraising and contribution campaigns for the civilians who have been disproportionately affected by the violence in Ukraine.
Honda Motor Co., one of the most well-known names in the worldwide transportation industry, is totally committed to assisting those in Ukraine. The Japanese corporation has made a one-million-euro donation to the Japanese Red Cross, which will be used for humanitarian aid for Ukrainians affected by the invasion. The aid efforts will offer direly-needed food, clothing, medicine, and shelter for the migrants, who are trying to stay alive in the region's harsh conditions.
Several Japanese groups will be able to provide assistance in the ongoing humanitarian situation in Ukraine through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Apart from assisting people still in Ukraine, the measures will also benefit neighboring countries such as Poland, which has seen a continuous influx of Ukrainian refugees, most of which elderly, women, and children.
"Honda sincerely wishes that the current emergency situation will come to an end as soon as possible and that peace will be restored all over the world," Honda said in an official press release, advocating for peace and the end of all ongoing military conflicts, particularly between Russia and Ukraine. Another conflict is the last thing we need right now, when the world is only now picking up the pieces following the global pandemic.