President of Ukraine

Zelenskyy has telephone conversation with Trudeau

11 January 2022 - 19:15

Zelenskyy has telephone conversation with Trudeau

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

The President proposed updating the Joint Declaration on Special Partnership between Canada and Ukraine.

"Given the unprecedented nature of our bilateral relations, as well as new external challenges and priorities, I propose to instruct our Foreign Ministers to update the Joint Declaration," Zelenskyy said.

The President of Ukraine briefed the Prime Minister of Canada on the situation in the east of our country and at its borders, and also informed about the steps being taken to achieve peace within the existing negotiation formats.

Noting the role of Ukraine's friends and partners in resolving the situation and preventing Russian aggression, the Head of State said that no decisions on Ukraine should be made without Ukraine.

Zelenskyy and Trudeau exchanged views on their positions in the light of planned international events and negotiation formats.

"The position of Western countries in the dialogue with Russia must remain firm and decisive. It is necessary to be ready for the immediate introduction of a preventive package of sanctions against Russia to counter the Kremlin's aggressive intentions," Zelenskyy said.

During the conversation, the President said that the Euro-Atlantic course of our country remains unchanged and expressed confidence that Canada will continue to provide full support to Ukraine on its path to membership in the Alliance.

"No one but Ukraine and NATO should influence the process of our integration with the Alliance," Zelenskyy said.

The importance of continuing the Canadian UNIFIER mission to train the Ukrainian military was noted.

The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Canada agreed on the need to make joint efforts to get adequate compensation by the families of the victims of UIA PS752 flight shot down near Tehran two years ago.

The President thanked the Canadian side for its strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Zelenskyy invited Trudeau to visit our country in 2022.