“Putin basically miscalculated in various ways,” the prime minister told reporters gathered at the UN headquarters, where the General Assembly is meeting. “Putin was wrong and now he is failing and failing in his response to the situation.”
In calling for mobilization, Putin cited the length of the front line and said Russia was effectively countering the combined military power of Western countries.
Trudeau announced Canada would continue to strengthen sanctions on Russia and provide military aid to Ukraine, but gave no details. Putin, he said, is getting closer to “admitting what he doesn’t want to admit” that his country is in fact at war.
The Canadian leader accused Putin of “war crimes” and said Russia, a founding member of the United Nations, was violating the organization’s fundamental principles.
“We continue to make sure that we do everything necessary to hold Putin and those close to him accountable,” Trudeau said.
Encouraged by reporters to want to penetrate American politics, Trudeau skipped one point and rushed into another. Asked if President Joe Biden was wrong to declare the COVID-19 pandemic over, Trudeau noted those struggling in the hospital and said “we all want this pandemic to end as quickly as possible.” the faster the better.”
However, on the topic of overthrowing Roe v. Wade, he enthusiastically said Canada will fight for reproductive rights around the world.
“We will also help the United States if we need it,” he said.
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