Trudeau reiterates his “unwavering support” for the Ukrainian people
As the war in Ukraine continues for a third day on Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is there went from a statement to again denounce the invasion of Russian forces and to express its “unwavering support” for the Ukrainian people, who continue to resist.
“As Russian forces attack Ukraine, killing innocent citizens and disrupting lives, Canada, together with its allies and international partners, is responding to Russia's irresponsible and dangerous actions. Through tough sanctions, additional military contributions to NATO, humanitarian aid, lethal and non-lethal equipment and ammunition, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine,” he said in a statement released. online and relayed on Facebook.
Earlier on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reported on Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Lyashko saying that at least 198 civilians have been killed by Russian forces and 1,115 people have been injured so far. ;here.
In his statement, the Canadian Prime Minister also said that Canada “is inspired by Ukraine and its people, who remain strong, resilient and determined in standing up for the sovereignty of his country.
“In these dark times, Canada’s message to the people of Ukraine is this: you are not alone. We are with you. Our support for Ukraine, democracy and human rights remains unwavering,” says Mr. Trudeau.
A demonstration by the Ukrainian diaspora in Montreal also took place on Saturday in front of the Russian consulate. in order to denounce the Russian invasion in Ukraine. A new protest is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, this time at Place du Canada in downtown Montreal.