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President of Ukraine met with Prime Minister of Canada in Hiroshima

Office of the President of Ukraine

While on a working visit to Japan to participate in the G7 Summit, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

The two leaders discussed topical issues on the bilateral agenda, paying special attention to further cooperation in the security and defence sector.

“I highly appreciate the fact that friendly Canada is one of the leaders in supporting Ukraine in countering Russian aggression. But now is a critical moment for us and for the whole world, and Ukraine needs enhanced assistance,” the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy briefed Justin Trudeau on the situation at the front and shared the assessment of its possible development.

The Head of State praised the assistance provided by Canada for demining the territories liberated from Russian invaders.

“I would like to thank you for the practical assistance in demining and for the prompt processing of our requests by your government and Canadian manufacturers,” the President noted.

“Canada is committed to providing Ukraine and its people with the military, financial, and humanitarian assistance they need. That commitment has not changed – and it is never going to. Today in Hiroshima, I made that clear to President @ZelenskyyUa,” tweeted Justin Trudeau after the meeting.

The parties also discussed the training of Ukrainian junior officers as part of the UNIFIER Canadian training mission.

Canada’s consistent strengthening of sanctions pressure on Russia was highly praised.

In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of implementing all points of the Ukrainian Peace Formula.

The President also focused on the issue of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. He noted that at the NATO Summit in Vilnius in July, concrete decisions on Ukraine’s membership in the Alliance should be made and clear signals should be given that Ukraine will become a member of NATO.

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