- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend a special NATO summit in Brussels next week to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- The White House confirmed on Tuesday that US Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the March 24 summit in Brussels.
- Trudeau and the rest of the House of Commons gave Zelenskyy a standing ovation for his virtual address to the Canadian Parliament.
As per the Global News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels next week for a special NATO summit to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to a senior source in the prime minister’s office, Trudeau will travel to Europe for the summit, his second since the war began.
The White House confirmed Tuesday that US President Joe Biden would also travel to Brussels for the summit, scheduled for March 24. It will be his 1st trip to Europe since Russia launched an offensive against Ukraine almost three weeks ago.
Trudeau returned from a week-long tour of Europe on Friday, where he met with allies to discuss ways to increase pressure on Russia in the hopes of ending the conflict, which has killed hundreds of people and displaced over 3 million.
The conversation is expected to continue at next week’s Brussels summit, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine and tougher sanctions on Moscow.
On Tuesday, Zelenskyy gave a virtual address to the Canadian Parliament, which received a standing ovation from Trudeau and the rest of the House of Commons.
He urged Canada to “do more” to end the conflict, echoing his pleas to other Western nations to intervene more forcefully and stop Russia.
A no-fly zone will not be imposed, according to NATO leaders, including Trudeau, because it will be seen as a direct incitement that could lead to a deadly war between Russia and the West.
Russia barred Trudeau and over 300 other Canadians, such as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly, from entering the country shortly after Zelenskyy’s speech on Tuesday.
The order was issued in retaliation for Canada’s harsh sanctions against Russia’s economy, President Vladimir Putin, and other senior government officials and oligarchs.
Source: Global News
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