Canada's Trudeau reaffirms solidarity with Ukraine in Zelenskiy meeting

by 24britishtvSept. 23, 2023, 1:50 p.m. 47

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday (September 22) offered a heartfelt thanks to Canada for its help in the war against Russia, saying Ottawa's aid had helped save thousands of lives. Since the beginning of 2022, Canada has committed over C$8 billion ($5.9 billion) in aid to Ukraine, including over C$1.8 billion in military assistance. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would be offering an extra C$650 million in military aid over three years to supply Ukraine with 50 armored vehicles. Ottawa would also send trainers to help Ukrainian pilots on western F-16 fighter jets, he said. Zelenskiy flew in from Washington where he appealed to U.S. lawmakers for continued support amid doubts by some Republicans over whether Congress should approve more aid. Although there are no such divisions in Canada, it does not have the deep pockets or military reserves of the United States, Germany and other major backers. The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: Like The Sun on Facebook: Follow The Sun on Twitter: Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: #ukraine #war #canada


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