Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Sunday (May 8).
Trudeau announced new weapons and equipment for Ukraine and addressing a news conference after talks with Zelenskiy also said Canada was imposing new sanctions on Russian individuals and entities in connection with Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Trudeau visited the town of Irpin outside Kyiv, the focal point of fierce battles between Ukrainian and Russian troops before the Russians withdrew late in March.
He said Canada was reopening its embassy in the Ukrainian capital.
Canada was also providing $25 million to the U.N.’s World Food Programme as part of efforts to uphold food security and would remove trade tariffs on all Ukrainian imports to Canada for next year.
(Production: Lucrezia Lozza)