Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Ukraine on Saturday accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
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It was collected in honor of Ukrainian soldiers who have lost their lives since the Russian invasion.
During a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Canadian Prime Minister took the opportunity to announce new military aid of $500 million, as well as humanitarian aid of $10 million.
New sanctions were also announced against 24 individuals and 17 Russian entities.
“When we see so much destruction, our thoughts must always be with the people who are experiencing this violence,” said Mr. Trudeau. Ukrainians are courageous and resilient, but also need support.”
This is the Prime Minister’s second surprise visit to Ukraine since the start of the conflict.
Trudeau’s trip to Kyiv follows a night of Russian missile and drone attacks on targets outside the capital, including Odessa, the Poltava region and Kharkiv, Reuters reports.