Japanese man opens free cafe in Ukraine's Kharkiv

STORY: When Fuminori Tsuchiko, who is from Tokyo, arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last year, he said he wanted to do anything he could to help people following Russia's invasion. He decided to stay.

For months, he said, he lived in a metro station and worked as a volunteer distributing food in the subway.

He and a Ukrainian he met in the station have now opened a free cafe in Kharkiv's war-hit Saltivka neighbourhood - mainly thanks to what he said were donations made by Japanese people via social media.