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Justin Trudeau and Volodymyr Zelensky on the phone for the New Year | War in Ukraine

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Canada in September 2023.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'offered his condolences' to the president Ukrainian, Volodymyr Zelensky, during a phone call Monday, as Ukraine grapples with attacks from Russia for a second consecutive winter.

In a report summarizing the conversation between the two leaders, the Prime Minister's Office said Mr. Trudeau used the call to offer condolences, on behalf of Canadians, for the senseless deaths in Ukraine caused by the surge indiscriminate attacks by Russia, notably against critical civilian infrastructure such as apartments, schools and hospitals.

The two leaders discussed the situation on the ground and Ukraine's needs for the coming months. They highlighted the close collaboration between Canada and its partners to meet Ukraine's needs, particularly in terms of macroeconomic support and military assistance to Ukraine. , can we read in the summary provided by the Prime Minister's office.

Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada's commitment to continuing to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with everything it needs, for as long as it takes. /p>A quote from Excerpt from the summary of the conversation provided by the Prime Minister's Office

Last Friday, Mr. Trudeau and several federal government ministers came to Ukraine's defense on social media, following a major operation during which Russia fired a hundred missiles on several Ukrainian towns, causing around forty deaths.

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Moscow also promised on Monday to respond to a strike attributed to the Ukrainian army which left 21 dead and dozens injured in Belgorod, the deadliest for civilians in Russia since the start of the conflict in February 2022.

During their call on Monday, Justin Trudeau and Volodymyr Zelensky also took the opportunity to exchange greetings at the start of the new year.

Mr. Trudeau is currently in Jamaica, where he is vacationing with family.

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