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Zelenskyy discusses with Trudeau Russia's missile attack on Ukraine on July 8

Zelenskyy discusses with Trudeau Russia's missile attack on Ukraine on July 8 Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (photo:

During a conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed the aftermath of the Russian missile strikes on various cities on July 8, as well as the casualties from the attacks. They also discussed the Ukrainian Armed Forces' need to strengthen their air defense capabilities, according to the president's Telegram channel.

President Zelenskyy briefed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday evening about today's severe Russian strikes, which resulted in loss of life and significant destruction, including at a hospital in Kyiv where children are treated for cancer and other serious health issues.

He reported that as of now, 170 people have been wounded, including 13 children, and the attacks on July 8 resulted in the deaths of 37 people.

Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to Trudeau for the support.

"We discussed joint actions that will give Russia a strong and adequate response to this terror," the Ukrainian president's statement said.

Additionally, Zelenskyy informed Canada's head of government about Ukraine's current need to strengthen its air defense.

"We will be very grateful for Canada's assistance in communicating with partners to meet these needs. It is important that we have also coordinated our positions ahead of the NATO summit in Washington," the president emphasized.

Earlier in the evening address on July 8, President Zelenskyy mentioned that Western partners could help stop Russia's missile terror against Ukraine through strong steps, rather than just expressing sympathy or concern.

Previously, in mid-June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would provide Ukraine with over $15 million to restore energy infrastructure damaged by Russian shelling.

For more details on the assistance Canada has provided to Ukraine since the invasion began, read the article by RBC-Ukraine.