Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Irpin outside Ukraine’s capital on Sunday, the mayor said, where Russian troops were accused of atrocities against civilians.
Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn posted photos on an official social media channel with photos of Trudeau writing that the Canadian Prime Minister “came to Irpin to see with his own eyes all the horrors the Russian occupiers had inflicted on our city.”
Trudeau’s office confirmed the visit, saying: “The Prime Minister is in Ukraine to meet President Zelensky and reaffirm Canada’s unwavering support for the Ukrainian people.”
Markushyn said the Canadian Prime Minister had been given a tour of the suburb that had been badly damaged by Russian forces in the early stages of their invasion launched in late February.
“He saw – not military facilities – but burned and destroyed houses of residents of Irpin, who until recently enjoyed life and had their own plans for the future,” the mayor said.
Several Western political leaders, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, recently visited Irpin and other residential areas around the capital Kiev, where Russian troops were accused of killing hundreds of civilians.
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