Canadian PM Trudeau meets Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) gestures during a joint press conference in Kyiv on May 8, 2022 amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Irpin outside the capital of Ukraine, its mayor said, where Russian forces were accused of atrocities against civilians, before meeting with President Zelensky and reaffirm Canada's unwavering support for the Ukrainian people." (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Kathmandu, May 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kiev.

It is reported that Canada will be extending its support towards Ukraine through sanctions and aid.

Further, Trudeau said that Canada would be providing Ukraine with an additional military aid worth of 50 million Canadian dollars (US$40 million), including drone cameras, high-resolution satellite imagery, small arms as well as ammunition. Additionally, he also said Canada will impose new sanctions on 40 Russian individuals and five entities in connection with the Kremlin and Russia’s defense sector.

According to the Ukrainian presidential press service, Zelensky said “Canada’s defense support for Ukraine was discussed in detail.” He revealed talks with the Canadian side  to remove trade restrictions for Ukrainian exporters and abolish the visa regime for Ukrainian citizens are currently in progress.

Trudeau also announced the reopening of Canada’s embassy in Kiev, which had been closed since February 12th.

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