March 24, 2023 – Russia-Ukraine News
Ukraine can count on the United States and Canada as partners, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday in an address to Parliament in Ottawa alongside US President Joe Biden.
Trudeau said that, like the United States, Canada provided “significant military support” to Ukraine, such as artillery, ammunition, armor and tanks. He said the Canadian Armed Forces has been training Ukrainian service members since 2015.
“As you well know, Mr. President, Canada will continue to support Ukraine, no matter what,” Trudeau said. “Together, we are both partners that Ukraine – and the world – can count on.”
The Prime Minister highlighted the sanctions and other economic measures put in place by the United States, Canada and other allies “to continue to deplete the Kremlin’s war chest”.
Trudeau called Biden “a true friend of Canada,” saying the alliance “matters more than ever at this watershed moment.”
Biden calls out Putin: Addressing parliament after Trudeau, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin had failed to achieve his goals with the invasion of Ukraine.
“Guess what? His thirst for land and power has failed so far,” the US leader said of Putin. “The Ukrainian people’s love for their country will prevail.”
Biden echoed Trudeau’s remarks about U.S. and Canadian support for Ukraine.
“Let us affirm once again that we will keep this torch of freedom burning brightly and support the people of Ukraine,” Biden said.
The president also said that Moscow had failed to shake the resolve of the NATO alliance.
“Putin was sure he could have broken NATO now,” Biden told the assembled lawmakers.
But, he said, the United States and Canada “will keep our alliance strong and united, and we will defend every inch of NATO territory. An attack on one is an attack on all.