Ottawa, 23 March 2022 (TDI): Zelensky has asked Canada to help them on a larger scale because the country is barely holding its defense. After the address at the Canadian parliament, he received a standing ovation.

His speech was appreciated and glorified. He spoke with utmost passion for Ukraine. President Zelensky wholeheartedly thanked the Canadian government and its cooperation with Ukraine, especially during this difficult time.

But he also asked for a no-fly zone over his state, virtually addressing the house of commons which was full of dignitaries, parliament members, and senators. A good strength was present to hear the Ukrainian president and his views.

He gave his speech shortly after Canada filed sanctions on Russia. Ukraine thanked Ottawa for being a good and steadfast friend that has supported them throughout the crisis in all affected areas including military help and humanitarian aid for the suffering people.

Regardless of all the help from Canada, Kyiv has emphasized doing more, a no-fly zone is the need of the hour for them. If important and powerful cities like Edmonton, Vancouver, and the CN Tower were being bombarded, what would Canada do in retaliation, he asked.

“I would like you to understand, and I would like you to feel this,” he said. “How many more cruise missiles have to fall on our cities until you make this [no-fly zone] happen?”

NATO and Canada have refused to establish a no-fly zone because they believe this action will pull them into a direct confrontation with Russia, a confrontation they wish to avoid dearly.

Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said that even now, Canada has not changed its mind on opposing the no-fly zone prospect. Shortly before his address, Canada had announced over 500 penalties against Russian business ad companies following the unprovoked attack from Russia on 24 February.

Ottawa has given more than 113 million in humanitarian aid and has promised more aid as well. There are roughly about 1.4 million Canadians in Ukraine. Canada has also made its way to the Russian blacklist, according to the Russian foreign ministry.

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau also spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky via a phone call to discuss the situation in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.