BREAKING NEWS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays surprise visit to Kyiv on same day as Jill Biden and U2 make unannounced visits to war-torn Ukraine
- Trudeau made an unannounced visit Sunday to Irpin, a Kyiv suburb targeted during Russia’s attempt to take the capital and met Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined United States First Lady Jill Biden and rock band U2 in making separate surprise visits to Ukraine on Mother’s Day.
Trudeau made an unannounced visit Sunday to Irpin, a Kyiv suburb targeted during Russia’s attempt to take the capital, and met Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn, the Associated Press reported.
‘I’ve just had the honor to meet with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who came to Irpin to see with his own eyes all the horror which Russian occupants have caused to our town,’ Markushyn said on his Telegram channel.
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that Trudeau made an unannounced visit to Irpin, a Kyiv suburb targeted during Russia’s attempt to take the capital and met its Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn
Trudeau surveys damage in a building complex in Irpin, Ukraine
Jill Biden also made a visit on Sunday to the war-torn country, where she met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelensky and expressed American support for the embattled nation.
‘I wanted to come on Mother’s Day. I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine,’ she said.
Following an invitation from President Zelensky, Rock band U2 performed an impromptu concert in Kyiv’s metro Sunday as a show of solidarity, the band said on Twitter.
First lady Jill Biden greets Olena Zelenskyy, spouse of Ukrainian’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, outside of School 6, a public school that has taken in displaced students in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Irish musician Bono (L) of the band U2 performs with Ukrainian singer Taras Topolya (R) from Antytila band, who now serves in the Ukrainian army, in Khreshatyk metro station in Kyiv
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