Justin Trudeau will meet the Prime Minister of Ukraine Sunday evening in London | War in Ukraine

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Justin Trudeau will meet the Prime Minister of Ukraine Sunday evening in London | War in Ukraine

Justin Trudeau leaves 10 Downing Street, London.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking advantage of his stay in London to meet with several leaders, including his Ukrainian counterpart, Denys Chmyhal, on Sunday evening.

“My message is constant for Ukraine: we will be there. Canada is firm in its support for Ukraine,” Justin Trudeau said in a press briefing on Sunday morning. This includes sending more financial, humanitarian and military aid and continuing its sanctions against Russia, he added.

Justin Trudeau also said that Canada will continue to help close allies, “like the United Kingdom”, to ensure that democratic countries stand firm. in their support for Ukraine.

“We all face significant challenges like rising food and gas prices, but we have to understand that we are defending our democracies,” he said.

Among these, Germany, which is trying to shed its dependence on Russian gas, is currently working to accumulate energy reserves that can be used during the coldest months of the year. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Justin Trudeau signed a hydrogen deal last August.

Justin Trudeau has been in London since Friday evening with the Canadian delegation to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place on Monday morning.

On Saturday he first gathered at the Queen's coffin and then met King Charles III.

But on Sunday, the many leaders present in London take the opportunity to meet. Justin Trudeau said they were coming together for a time of “reflection and condolence,” but also had some important issues to discuss. He first met the UK's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, before holding talks with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

Then Sunday Tonight, he will join United States President Joe Biden and other leaders at a reception hosted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.

It is following this reception that he will be able to meet with Denys Chmyhal, his Ukrainian counterpart.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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