Ukraine’s prime minister will visit Canada in ‘coming weeks,’ PMO says – National

Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmykhal will visit Canada “in the coming weeks,” according to a spokesperson for the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office.

No specific date was given when the visit would take place. His visit came after the country was embroiled in a battle over the city of Bakhmut and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Poland seeking further help.

It was Schmichal’s first visit to Canada since the Russian invasion in 2022, and Zelensky virtually addressed Congress in March 2022, just three weeks after the invasion.

A transcript of his speech is available in this Global News post.

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Ukraine is expected to launch a counteroffensive to seize land in the south and east of the country from Russian forces in the coming weeks or months.

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But the country is facing an unprecedented budget deficit this year due to a surge in military spending to repel a Russian aggression, making it heavily dependent on foreign financial aid. The US recently approved an additional US$2.6 billion of her aid to Ukraine.

Canada has so far provided over $5 billion in aid to Kiev.

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