On 8th May 2022 Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian PM Zelensky addresses a Joint press conference in Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The city’s mayor propounded that Justin Trudeau visited Irpin, a city outside the capital of Ukraine which was devastated by a threatening fight between the Russian and Ukrainian troops before its occupation in March by Moscow, Where Russian forces were accused of abomination against Civilians and reaffirm Canada’s steady support for Ukrainian peoples, before meeting with Ukraine PM.
Earlier in the day, Canadian PM Justin said during a visit to Ukraine where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was responsible for heinous “war crimes”. He added that there must be accountability, after including the Ukrainian President in the G-7 meeting. Irpin Mayor Oleksandr said that-He witnessed first-hand the atrocities of Russia’s illegal war. He posted pictures on an official social media website with pictures of Trudeau writing that he came to Irpin to see physically with his own eyes all the barbarity that the Russian Occupiers had done to our city. Trudeau’s visit came on the same day that the US first lady Jill Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine. Oleksandr thanked the Canadian PM for the support shown by him to Ukraine. He said that ‘WE believe in the continued cooperation and support amid our countries for the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities after the victory from the War’.
Trudeau announced in a press conference that Canada will provide an additional $50 million in military assistance to Ukraine, including 18 drone cameras, $15 in high-resolution satellite imagery and $1 million in small arms and ammunition. He also announced sanctions against almost 40 further Russian individuals, 21 Oligarchs and close associates of the Russian regime and 19 individuals in the Russian defence sector along with these five entities would also be sanctioned for providing direct or indirect support to the Russian military. He pledged funding for de-mining schemes as well as a $25 million grant to the world food program for food security in Ukraine and an eraser of all trade tariffs for Ukrainian imports coming into Canada for the next year. Canada will also provide new funding for Women’s organizations, human rights defenders and civil society groups. Later, Trudeau was asked by the Ukrainian media that he would not be allowed to enter Russia if he was aware of the sanctions placed on him by Putin. He submitted that If Putin wants to continue issuing sanctions he’s going to have to sanction about 38 million Canadians before we even commence to notice.
Before the Russian president launched his attack on February 24, Irpin counted 60,000 residents in Ukraine. After the discovery of dozens of bodies wearing civilian clothes in areas held then abandoned by the Russian army, Ukraine alleged Russian forces for brutality against the civilians likewise of Bucha, a town which is close to Kyiv, last month the images of mass graves and streets bestrew with dead bodies emerged from the town of Bucha. Ukraine claimed that more than 400 bodies in civilian clothes were found in Bucha and 900 bodies were covered from the streets of areas around Kyiv. Earlier on 8th May, at least 60 peoples wear worried and fear to be killed at a village school in the Luhansk region of east Ukraine in a Russian airstrike. Nearly 90 peoples were present in the basement of the school when the strike was conducted, said Sergei Gidai the Luhansk region government. UN Secretary-General Antonio along with several western political leaders has recent visited Irpin and other residential areas around the capital Kyiv where Russian forces were accused of killing dozens of Civilians. Trudeau was also joined by Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and PM Chrystia Freeland who together also at Canada’s mission in Kyiv hoisted a maple leaf flag. Trudeau said that Canada Restarted the operation in Kyiv.