Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, during which he expressed solidarity and offered further support for the Ukrainian people, according to a statement from Trudeau's office.
In a tweet, Zelensky thanked Trudeau for his leadership in imposing sanctions on Russia, adding he “stressed the need to expand restrictive measures.”
Canada began providing lethal military aid to Ukraine last month, reversing its prior policy.
Trudeau said he commended Zelensky’s bravery and frontline leadership, calling it inspirational for Canadians and people around the world.
Russia would be held "accountable for its unjustifiable and illegal invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign territory," Trudeau said.
According to the statement, the two leaders discussed ways in which Canada could continue to support Ukraine in the immediate future.