First of all, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expressed gratitude to Canada for its political, financial and military assistance to Ukraine.
“Special words of gratitude for Canada’s decision to join the so-called F-16 coalition. This is an important decision. I hope that the relevant programmes will be implemented as quickly as possible,” said Ruslan Stefanchuk.
At the same time, he outlined the list of necessary military assistance, noting that the final solution to the issue of Ukraine’s victory will continue to require joint efforts.
“It is extremely important to adopt a long-term programme of military assistance to Ukraine,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine stressed, calling on the Parliament of Canada to adopt a resolution.
The parties also discussed the implementation of the Peace Formula of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi. Ruslan Stefanchuk thanked Canada for supporting the implementation of this plan, stressing the importance of providing Ukraine with additional security guarantees.
“We have very high expectations for the Washington Summit, where we would like to understand the clear vision of the Allies on Ukraine’s future in NATO,” said the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, expressing gratitude for Canada’s consistent position on Ukraine’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
The parties also paid special attention to the crimes committed by the russian federation in Ukraine.
“russia continues to attack peaceful towns and villages in Ukraine. Yesterday, russians attacked Kostiantynivka, killing 16 people and wounding 33. All the crimes of the russian federation must be condemned by the parliaments and governments of civilised countries,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine also stressed.
For his part, the Speaker of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada, Anthony Rota, expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region: “This is unacceptable. These are civilians. These are not soldiers. These are not military. This is the destruction of civilians.”
“Ukraine is fighting not only for Ukraine, but for the entire democratic world. That is why we have to protect each other and help each other,” said Anthony Rota.