Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly arrived in Ukraine amid Russian attacks and visited the devastated city of Irpin. Ukraine’s Media Institute ‘Saspilane’ and Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin informed about Trudeau’s visit to Irpin.
Markushin posted a picture of Trudeau on social media, saying the Canadian prime minister was shocked to see the destroyed homes of civilians. At the beginning of the war, Irpin suffered heavy casualties in the shelling of Russian troops attempting to capture Kyiv.
Trudeau’s office has confirmed his visit to Ukraine. Trudeau’s office said in a statement that the prime minister had visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The statement reiterated Canada’s unwavering support for the people of Ukraine.
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US President Joe Biden’s wife Jill Biden suddenly arrived in Ukraine
Uzhord (Ukraine) – Jill Biden, wife of US President Joe Biden, suddenly arrived in western Ukraine on Sunday and met with Olena Zelensky, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Jill Biden’s visit was kept extremely secret. They traveled by vehicle in Uzhord. Simultaneously, Jill became one of American celebrities to visit Ukraine after the Russian offensive that began 10 weeks ago. Prior to Jill, US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other lawmakers have visited Ukraine.
Jill told Olenna, ‘I wanted to come here on Mother’s Day. I felt that the people of Ukraine should show that the people of America stand with the people of Ukraine.
The two met at a school located in a village in Slovakia, bordering Ukraine. The two sat in a small classroom and talked to each other. Olenna thanked Jill for the “courageous move” and said, “We can understand the importance of America’s First Lady coming here during the war.” She has come here at a time when there are daily military attacks.
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine – Dozens of people are feared dead after Russia bombed a school in Ukraine. About 90 people took shelter in the basement of this school. On the other hand, Ukrainian soldiers surrounded by a steel plant refused to surrender. The plant is wanted by the invading army before Russia’s ‘Victory Day’.
The governor of Luhansk province said a fire broke out at a school in the village of Bilohorivka after Saturday’s bombing. He said emergency personnel recovered two bodies and rescued 30 people. All 60 people trapped under the debris are feared dead, he said.
Kyiv, Ukraine – President of Ukraine Zelensky met with Speaker of the German Parliament Barbel Bass on Sunday. The speaker is on a tour of Ukraine. The two leaders discussed defense cooperation and sanctions on Russia. Zelensky’s press office confirmed this.
According to a statement, Zelensky told Barbel Bass that Ukraine expected a strong and confident leadership from Germany. He referred to Parliament’s recent support of the German government’s provision of heavy arms to Ukraine. He also expressed confidence in Berlin’s official support for Ukraine to be granted EU membership.
The speaker said Germany would do everything it could to support Ukraine, including supporting its accession to the European Union and providing assistance in reconstruction.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Russian forces worked to complete the capture of the port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine on Sunday in a show of success over the holiday Monday to commemorate Russia’s “Victory Day”. The city has been under constant attack since the beginning of the war.
The huge steel mill, located on the beach, is the only part of the city not under Russian control. There are an estimated 2,000 Ukrainian fighters here.
All the other women, children and elderly civilians who had taken refuge with the fighters at the Ajovastal plant were evacuated on Saturday. Ukrainian soldiers defied a deadline given by Russia, who said they would be released if they lay down their weapons.
Captain Svyatoslav Palmar, deputy commander of Ukraine’s Azov regiment, is at the steel mill and told an online news conference on Sunday that the mill was hit overnight by three fighter jets, artillery and tanks. He said that the Ukrainian army is also continuously firing.
Another member of the Azov regiment, Lieutenant Ilya Samoilenko, said there were 200 wounded soldiers at the plant.
Kyiv, Ukraine – On Sunday, the sound of bombings was heard once again at the port of Odessa on the Black Sea. On Saturday, Russia destroyed 250 homes with six missiles and rockets, according to the city council.
The Ukrainian leader warned that the attacks would further spoil the atmosphere for Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ celebrated on May 9. Russia celebrates Victory Day every year with military parades to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. It is believed that this time on Victory Day, when the President of Russia addresses the country on Red Square on Monday, he can declare his victory in Ukraine. Ukraine’s president sought to draw parallels between the Russian attack on Ukraine and the Nazi evil by releasing a video message on Sunday reminding them of the Allied victory in Europe 77 years ago.
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