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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Meets with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at G7 Summit

Apulia, ItalyPrime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Thursday on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy. This meeting underscored the G7’s ongoing unity and solidarity with Ukraine amidst Russia’s ongoing war of aggression.

Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed President Zelenskyy’s presence at the Summit and reiterated Canada’s steadfast support for Ukraine as it faces renewed Russian offensives, including attacks targeting civilian infrastructure. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude for Canada’s recent shipment from London, Ontario, which included four armoured medical evacuation vehicles, part of a larger commitment of 50 Canadian-built armoured combat support vehicles to assist Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

In the context of the G7’s Extraordinary Revenue Acceleration Loans, Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed Canada’s readiness to contribute $5 billion. This funding aims to leverage future revenues from frozen Russian sovereign assets to bolster Ukraine’s resilience and recovery efforts.

The discussions also touched upon the broader global ramifications of Russia’s war and highlighted President Zelenskyy’s initiatives for a just and sustainable peace, notably the upcoming Summit on Peace in Ukraine. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his commitment to participate in the Summit, emphasizing Canada’s role in addressing issues such as deported children, civilian hostages, and prisoners of war through its co-leadership of the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children.

Both leaders reaffirmed their dedication to maintaining close and regular communication moving forward.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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