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TORONTO (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will communicate to the Canadian Parliament on Friday as a part of his marketing campaign to bolster help from Western allies for Ukraine’s struggle towards the Russian invasion.

Zelenskyy flew into Canada’s capital late Thursday after conferences with U.S. President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Washington. He spoke on the United Nations’ annual assembly Wednesday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who additionally deliberate to talk to Parliament on Friday, gave Zelenskyy a heat welcome on the tarmac at Ottawa’s airport.

It’s Zelenskyy’s first go to to Canada since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. He beforehand addressed the Canadian Parliament just about after the struggle began.

After their speechs, Zelenskyy and Trudeau are scheduled to go to Toronto to satisfy with the native Ukrainian neighborhood. Canada is house to about 1.4 million individuals of Ukrainian descent, near 4% of the inhabitants.

Canada’s U.N. ambassador, Bob Rae, mentioned it is necessary for Zelenskyy to see the extent to which Canada helps Ukraine within the struggle.

“Now we have performed quite a bit to assist him and we have to do extra,” Rae mentioned. “We’re going to proceed to do all the pieces we will to help the Ukrainian individuals.”

Canada has supplied greater than $8.9 billion Canadian (US$6.6 billion) in help to Ukraine in what Trudeau’s authorities calls the very best per-capita direct monetary help to Ukraine within the Group of seven industrial nations.

Greater than 175,000 Ukrainians have come to Canada for the reason that struggle began and n further 700,000 have obtained approval to return as a part of an initiative that helps momentary relocation of these fleeing the struggle. The initiative permits for an open work allow for 3 years with pathways to permeant residency and citizenship.

Zelenskyy is going through questions in Washington in regards to the circulation of American {dollars} that for 19 months has helped hold his troops within the combat towards Russian forces.

Ukrainian troops are struggling to take again territory that Russia gained over the previous yr. Their progress within the subsequent month or so earlier than the rains come and the bottom turns to mud might be important in rousing further international help over the winter.

Zelenskyy made his first official go to to Canada in 2019.

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