Zelensky informed Trudeau about the consequences of shelling of Ukraine by the Russian military. They paid special attention to discussing strengthening air defense.
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, discussing with him the issue of strengthening the security of the country, which is constantly under fire from the Russian Armed Forces, the press service of the head of state reports.
In particular, Zelensky told Trudeau about the consequences of Russian missile and suicide bombing attacks on civilian targets in Sumy, Odessa, Donetsk, Lvov, Kyiv, Kherson and Poltava regions with the dead and wounded.
The Ukrainian president noted that just on the eve of the New Year and on the first night of 2024, air defense forces destroyed more than 80 kamikaze attack drones.
“I am grateful to Justin for his willingness to help strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian sky, in particular, for the supply of additional NASAMS systems and missiles for them. We discussed work on security guarantees and agreed that our teams will in the near future intensify bilateral dialogue for an appropriate agreement,” – Zelensky wrote in his telegram channel.
During the conversation, they also discussed preparations for the fourth meeting of national security advisers and political advisers to state leaders as part of the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula, which will take place in mid-January in Davos.
“I am grateful to both Justin personally and Canada for their respective global support for our efforts. I am also grateful for the assurance that Canadian assistance to Ukraine will continue next year, both in what is needed for our strength on the battlefield and financially.” sphere. We value interaction with Canada and are grateful for every manifestation of support for our state and our independence,” the president concluded.
In September, it became known that Canada had prepared a new military aid package for Ukraine worth almost $483 million, which would include 50 armored vehicles over the next three years. Justin Trudeau stated this in the House of Representatives during the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to the Canadian Parliament.
On November 24, 2023, Canada announced that it would transfer to Ukraine 11 thousand assault rifles produced by Colt Canada, which is based in Ontario, and ammunition for them.
Previously Focus wrote how much military aid Ukraine received in 2023.