All countries that participated in the elections of non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for 2021-2022, including Canada, are partners of Ukraine, regardless of the results of the voting. This was emphasized by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
The Head of State noted that the voting during the election of members of the UN Security Council was secret.
"This is a secret ballot structure, and I want to tell you that all the candidates, without exception, including Canada, which fought for this non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council, are our partners and really deserve to be in the UN Security Council," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
The President stressed that Ukraine had always supported and would continue to support Canada.
"I understand that Canada really wanted to be in the UN Security Council. And I, as we say, kept my fingers crossed. This did not happen, but I think it is very important for both Canada and us, and we believe in Canada's success," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
The President expressed hope that next time Canada would be the winner in this situation. He stressed that there are many platforms in the world where everyone listens to the opinion of this country. In particular, it is NATO and the OSCE.
"I want you to understand that everything that is important for Canada is also important for Ukraine, because we understand that Canada always supports Ukraine on such large-scale geopolitical platforms. And we will always support Canada," the President said.