Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of genocide in a speech to Canada’s parliament, hoping for worldwide support against him. At this time, he thanked Canada for its continued support to Ukraine. Al-Jazeera news.
Zelensky addressed the House of Commons in Ottawa on Friday. In that speech, he reprimanded Russia for continuing the genocide, saying, as always, Moscow is still interested in controlling Ukraine. And for that they use all kinds of brutal and barbaric means including mass murder.
In his speech to the Canadian Parliament for the second time, the President of Ukraine said that what the occupying Russians are doing to Ukraine is, in a word, genocide. We want to win against them. We call on the world to support us. Because the aggression we are talking about is not an ordinary conflict, but a matter of saving millions of lives.
Zelensky made a surprise visit to Canada to attend the UN General Assembly session. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave him a warm welcome when he arrived in Canada on Friday. At a later meeting, he pledged increased aid to Ukraine. He said Canada has provided nearly nine billion Canadian dollars in military, financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine since Putin launched his aggression. Canada will continue to support Ukraine in the future, Trudeau said.
Before coming to Canada, Zelensky visited the US Legislature in Washington DC. But there he faced the opposite experience of Canada. In Canada, where he received warm support, the opposite happened in the United States. There, the Republican Party is pushing to reduce support for Ukraine. Zelensky’s request to meet with Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and others was also denied. “We didn’t have time,” Kevin McCarthy told reporters.