On 10 June, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who was on a working visit to Ukraine. Also present at the meeting were Minister of Finance of Ukraine Sergii Marchenko and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland.
Denys Shmyhal thanked Canada for announcing a new package of military assistance to Ukraine worth CAD 500 million (about USD 400 million).
“Today we are facing enormous challenges. Another act of terrorism by russia at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant has resulted in the largest man-made disaster in Europe in decades. We are grateful to Canada for its immediate assistance in this difficult situation,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine said.
Denys Shmyhal thanked the Canadian government for lifting all tariffs and quotas on Ukrainian products for one year. He also said that the negotiating teams were finalising preparations for an updated free trade agreement and expressed hope that it would be signed soon. The parties also discussed Canada’s participation in Ukraine’s recovery.
For his part, Justin Trudeau noted that it was important for Canada to stand by Ukraine during the war, and that Canada would continue to provide comprehensive support.