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Canada’s PM Trudeau makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Kyiv, May 8 (EFE).- Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau made an unannounced trip to Ukraine on Sunday, the mayor’s office of Irpin city confirmed.

Trudeau, accompanied by Irpin’s mayor Oleksandr Markushin, visited several areas in the city, located near Kyiv, according to Ukrinform news agency.

The premier’s visit to Ukraine coincides with a virtual meeting of the G7 leaders that is set to take place later on Sunday and in which Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zekenskyy is expected to take part.

Meanwhile, US first lady Jill Biden arrived in Ukraine on a surprise visit to meet with her counterpart Olena Zelenska to celebrate Mother’s Day.

“This Mother’s Day, I wanted to be with Ukrainian mothers and their children,” Biden wrote on Twitter.

“Over the last few months, far too many Ukrainians have had to flee their homes – forcing them to leave behind their loved ones.”

Biden and Zelenska met at a school in Uzhhorod, a city of 100,000 inhabitants a few kilometers from the border with Slovakia.EFE


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