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Trudeau Offers Zelensky Canadian Support "For As Long As It Takes"

Canadian Prime Minister has told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Canada will support Ukraine, "for as long as it takes," after becoming the most recent G7 country to pledge the donation of main battle tanks to Kyiv.
  • According to a statement, Trudeau, "expressed Canada's ongoing solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they continue to fight Russia's brutal invasion while facing Russian strikes on civilian targets. The two leaders discussed Ukraine's military, humanitarian, and financial needs, as well as the recent announcements of significant new support to Ukraine."
  • ".... the Prime Minister reaffirmed Canada's support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed President Zelenskyy's diplomatic efforts toward a just peace... The leaders agreed to remain in close and regular contact."
  • Defence Minister Anita Anand said on Thursday that the transfer of four Canadian Leopard 2 tanks, to dispatched in the coming weeks, "...will allow Ukraine to liberate even more of its territory and defend its people from Russia's brutal invasion."
  • Anand said that Canada may increase the number of tanks donated, depending on NATO commitments.

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