Canadian PM meets Ukrainian president in Kiev

2022-05-09 13:11:19Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on Sunday, announcing more military aid to Ukraine and more sanctions against Russia.

According to a news release on Sunday, Trudeau said that Canada would be providing Ukraine with an additional military aid worth of 50 million Canadian dollars (40 million U.S. dollars), including drone cameras, high-resolution satellite imagery, small arms as well as ammunition.

The prime minister also said Canada will impose new sanctions on 40 Russian individuals and five entities in connection with the Kremlin and Russia's defense sector.

Trudeau announced the reopening of the Canadian embassy in Kiev, which was closed on Feb. 12.

According to the Ukrainian presidential press service, Zelensky said "Canada's defense support for Ukraine was discussed in detail."

Zelensky said negotiations are underway with the Canadian side to lift trade restrictions for Ukrainian exporters and abolish the visa regime for Ukrainian citizens.


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