President Volodymyr Zelensky informed Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau about constant violations of the ceasefire regime in Donbas, as well as an increased military threat for Ukraine from Russia as the President’s Office reported.
“During the truce, since July 27, 2020, due to the attacks in Donbas, 28 fighters died. 24 of them died this year. Only since March 26, we lost eight military. Each day of war costs us the lives of brave, patriotic people who should build the future of Ukraine,” Zelensky noted.
He placed the emphasis on the necessity to enhance international pressure on Russia to prevent further escalation.
Head of the Ukrainian state thanked for the cooperation within Canadian Armed Forces Joint Task Force-Ukraine UNIFIER. Zelensky offered to extend the program of instructors in the country.
The president underlined the importance of receiving by Ukraine of the NATO Membership Action Plan.
"As a special partner of Ukraine, Canada could take the lead among the allies who support a MAP decision for Ukraine. Canada's assistance will be an important signal of support from true friends," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Moreover, the president again invited Justin and Sophie Trudeau to the inauguration summit of the Crimean platform in Kyiv on August 23, 2021, and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
As we reported, considering the movement of Russian troops not far from the border with Ukraine and the breaches of agreements on the ceasefire in Donbas, which became more frequent lately, NATO warned Moscow to abstain from any further escalation of the situation.