World determined to make sure Putin loses in Ukraine — Trudeau

CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attend a information convention, as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Could 8, 2022. — REUTERS

KYIV — The world will do all the pieces attainable to make sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin loses his conflict in Ukraine, together with preserving Moscow beneath sanctions for years, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated late on Sunday.

“What Putin wants to grasp is that the West is totally decided and resolved to face in opposition to what he’s doing,” Mr. Trudeau instructed Reuters in an interview.

“His unlawful conflict, his escalations, his crossing of pink traces by selecting to additional invade Ukraine means that we are going to do as a world all the pieces we are able to to guarantee that he loses.”

Talking on the sidelines of an unannounced go to to Ukraine for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky, whom he calls a good friend, Mr. Trudeau stated Mr. Putin is making a horrible mistake.

“He’s inflicting atrocities upon civilians, and it’s all one thing that he’s doing as a result of he thought he may win. However he can solely lose,” Mr. Trudeau stated when requested what he would inform Mr. Putin on the eve of Russia’s commemorations of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World Struggle II, which Moscow calls the Nice Patriotic Struggle of 1941-45.

On Sunday, Europe commemorated the 77th anniversary of the give up of the Nazis. Russia celebrates the victory on Could 9. Nazi Germany’s unconditional give up got here into power at 11:01 p.m. on Could 8, 1945, which was Could 9 in Moscow.

Trudeau additionally echoed a press release from the Group of Seven issued earlier on Sunday, following a video name of G7 leaders with Zelensky, on how Mr. Putin’s “actions deliver disgrace on Russia and the historic sacrifices of its individuals” throughout World Struggle II.

“Fairly frankly, on Victory in Europe Day, after we all rejoice the victory over fascism of so many a long time in the past,” Mr. Trudeau stated, “Vladimir Putin is bringing disgrace upon the reminiscence of the thousands and thousands of Russians who fought and died within the battle for freedom and the battle in opposition to fascism.”

Mr. Putin, Russia’s paramount chief since 1999 who will preside over the anniversary celebrations on Monday, in recent times has used Victory Day to needle the West from a tribute in Pink Sq. earlier than a parade of troops, tanks, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Earlier, Mr. Trudeau stated Canada will present new weapons and tools for Ukraine and can reopen its embassy in Kyiv, the nation’s capital.

Mr. Putin says that he launched a “particular army operation” on Feb. 24 to disarm Ukraine and rid it of anti-Russian nationalism fomented by the West. Ukraine and its allies say Russia launched an unprovoked conflict.

Mr. Trudeau stated all of the nations which have imposed sanctions on Moscow, which have taken a steep toll on the Russian financial system, are decided to maintain them in place so long as obligatory, even for years.

“Vladimir Putin can not upend over 70 years of stability and development and prosperity for the world and count on to proceed to learn from that stability, development and prosperity,” he stated. — Reuters

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