Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on Canada to help with a long-term peace plan with Russia.

The Ukrainian leader made the request in a pre-recorded video address at an international security conference in Halifax.

Zelenskyy, whose country was invaded by Russia in February, said real peace would require an agreement on 10 different areas.

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These include the withdrawal of Russian forces, the release of prisoners, and ensuring Ukraine’s nuclear, food and energy security.

Zelenskyy told participants at the International Security Forum in Halifax, including Defense Minister Anita Anand, that he expects Canada to lead efforts in one of the areas.

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In her own address, Anand highlighted more than a billion dollars in military aid that Canada has provided to Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

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