Defence aid, confiscation of Russian assets, sanctions: Shmyhal meеts with Trudeau
On April 11, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal arrived in Canada on a visit. He held a meeting with his counterpart Justin Trudeau and the country's deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland
He made the statement on Twitter.
"Canada's support is extremely important for Ukraine's victory. We discussed with Justin Trudeau defence assistance, seizure of Russian assets and strengthened sanctions. I thanked the Government and all Canadian people for their strong support for Ukraine," the statement reads.
Shmyhal also met with representatives of the Ukrainian community together with Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
"I thanked them for defending Ukraine's interests. Our goal is unchanged. It is to defeat the aggressor and rebuild a strong, democratic Ukraine as part of the EU and NATO. Our country needs the solidarity of every Ukrainian in the world. I know that we can always count on it," Shmyhal said.
Earlier, he wrote about the visit on Telegram.
"Friendly Canada. A country that was one of the first to support Ukraine. This week we are working here and in the United States. We will hold a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland," the message reads.
Shmyhal noted that meetings with US officials and participation in Spring Meetings are also planned during the visit.
"We are preparing new arrangements and agreements to strengthen the macro-financial and economic stability of our country," he wrote.
The state budget of Ukraine received CAD 2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) from Canada – the loan is granted for 10 years, and its interest rate reaches 1.5% per annum.
Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said that Ukraine needs long-term security guarantees even after victory because Russia will remain its aggressive neighbor.