Ottawa, 11 October 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau talked to Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy over the attack in Ukraine.

The Canadian Prime Minister condemned the attack on Ukrainian cities by Russia, which destroyed the infrastructure and killed innocent civilians.

During the discussion, the Prime Minister reiterated his country’s strong support for Ukraine regarding economic, military, and humanitarian assistance.

Canada, along with the countries of G7, continues to address the impacts of war on Ukraine.

Both leaders agreed on imposing costs on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

The importance of unity among the allies in times of crisis was also highlighted. The Ukrainian President, Zelenskyy thanked the Canadian Prime Minister for Canadas’s contributions to Ukraine. Both the leaders reaffirmed to stay in regular contact.

Attack on Ukrainian Civil areas

On Monday, missile strikes were unleashed against cities across Ukraine. The strikes hit the heart of the country’s capital, Kyiv.

The strikes were claimed to be in retaliation for the Crimean bridge attack. They disrupted the electricity supply in some regions due to damage to the infrastructure. Along with the infrastructural damage, innocent civilians were also killed.

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Canada-Ukraine Relations

Canada was the first western country that recognized Ukraine’s independence in 1991. Their bilateral relations have strengthened since then. It supports the development of Ukraine and the importance of bilateral cooperation.

The country is supporting Ukraine in its fight for democratic reforms since 2014. From the time of Crimea’s annexation, Canada has been leading international support for Ukraine.

Canada supports Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration goal, through international assistance.

More than $890 million have been committed by Canada to support Ukraine since 2014.

The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is also condemned by Canada. The country and its allies have imposed severe costs and sanctions on Russia.

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