Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, arrived in kyiv in a previously unannounced visit, for security reasons, reported the portal ukrinformwhich presented an image of the politician in the Ukrainian capital.
Trudeau makes the visit accompanied by the deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freelandaccording to that source, which recalls Canada’s strong support for Ukraine after the invasion of Russian troops, both economically and in arms supplies.
The visit of the Canadian delegation occurs while the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenskyredoubles efforts to alleviate the effects of the floods caused by the explosion of the Kajovka dam and while kyiv continues without confirming whether the counteroffensive to recover the occupied territory has begun.
The Canadian president’s trip coincides with the crisis caused by the hundreds of devastating forest fires that have broken out in recent days in his country.
The Canadian leader arrives in the country after the attack on the Kajovka dam, which has forced the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to warn of the increasing pressure suffered by the protection dam of the water pond for cooling the nuclear power plant Zaporizhzhyasoutheast of Ukraine.
After the explosion of the dam Kakhovka, The massive leak of water from the reservoir is causing pressure on the dam around the pond that supplies the plant with water to cool the reactors that have been idle for months.
For his part, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenskystated that the consequences of the blowing up of the Kajovka dam by Russian forces in the south of the country will become apparent within a week.
“There will be big problems with drinking water, even where there is no flooding. Throughout the region, both in Dnipropetrovsk and in Zaporizhzhia, as well as in Kherson,” Zelensky said at a press conference in kyiv, quoted by the agency as saying. ukrinform.
“We will be able to understand the consequences of the tragedy in about a week. When the waters recede, it will be clear what is left (in the devastated areas) and what will happen next, ”he added.
Zelensky reiterated that the Ukrainian intelligence services had indications that Russian forces, in control of the Kakhovka dam, had planted mines in the embankment on the Dnieper River with the intention of blowing it up, and that Kiev was aware of the risk, of the that he had informed his allies.
The Ukrainian president added that his country’s diplomats will now seek a reaction from countries “that always pay close attention to environmental problems and challenges” and that in the course of the war have taken a “mediation position.”
“I really would like a reaction from Latin America and Asia,” he said.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, the destruction of the dam puts crops at risk in the regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, dependent on Kakhovka for irrigation, while the explosion has also caused the discharge of hundreds of tons of polluting substances into the Dnieper.
(With information from EFE)
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