After landing in Poland today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will face Europe’s refugee crisis, with the majority of the estimated two million Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s onslaught on their country.
As part of his day in Warsaw, Poland, Trudeau plans to visit a temporary refugee facility.
In the midst of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he will also meet with the country’s prime minister and president.
He’ll also meet with US Vice President Kamala Harris this evening in Poland to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
It will be the last stop of Trudeau’s four-country tour of Europe this week, during which he will meet with allies to discuss ways to increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration.
He met Wednesday with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and their talks focused on the need for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and a desire to end the war without further escalation.
Trudeau also announced Wednesday that Canada would send another $50 million in specialized equipment, including Canadian-made cameras for surveillance drones, to help Ukraine defend itself against the Russian invasion.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 10, 2022.