Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday (04.20.2022) confirmed that Canada would supply heavy artillery to Ukraine in retaliation for the Russian offensive in the east of the country, although he did not provide details on when military supplies would be delivered.
During a press conference, the Canadian leader said that the decision to send heavy artillery to Ukraine followed the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky to Ottawa.
However, Trudeau was reluctant to provide details about the export of the military equipment he had created “in the context of an illegal war in Russia”.
The Canadian prime minister said he would be careful with the information, but hoped that in the coming days he could provide more details about “sent and already sent”.
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Trudeau concluded that Canada was responding directly to Ukraine’s key demand “at this stage of the war,” in which Russia seeks to control much of the east.
This Tuesday, Zhelensky issued a letter in which he noted that the war would already be over if Ukraine approached all the weapons it had requested from its allies.
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Canadian Finance Minister Christiana Freeland tweeted on Wednesday that Ottawa and Washington were working to ensure that Ukraine wins “to ensure that Putin’s (Russian President Vladimir) regime pays the full cost of his brutal war.”
Canada’s decision to send heavy artillery to Ukraine comes shortly after Trudeau spoke Tuesday with US President Joe Biden and European leaders to discuss Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
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