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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyyto express solidarity and extend further support to the people in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Trudeau commended President Zelenskyy’s outstanding bravery and front-line leadership, calling it inspirational for Canadians and people around the world. President Zelenskyy thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for announcing meaningful and punitive sanctions against Russian banks and oligarchs in Russia who are directly responsible for this unprovoked invasion or help support it. The President also welcomed Canada’s timely announcement of further military support.

The Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to continue supporting the Ukrainian people and working alongside allies and international partners to hold Russia accountable for its unjustifiable and illegal invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign territory.

The two leaders discussed ways in which Canada could continue to support Ukraine in the immediate future. Prime Minister Trudeau asked that President Zelenskyy keep safe and wished him well in the coming days.

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