Ukraine's President Zelensky to BBC:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Friday, seeking to rally support for his country as it fights the Russian invasion.

Zelensky landed in Ottawa late Thursday, following a visit to the United States where he won warm words of support and weapons from President Joe Biden, but also confronted skeptical Republicans who want to cut off aid.

Canada has provided Ukraine with almost $9 billion in military and other aid since the Russian invasion began in February 2022.

"The Ukrainian people are the tip of the spear that is determining the future of the 21st century. Canada remains unwavering in our support to the people of Ukraine," Trudeau said in a statement ahead of Zelensky's arrival.

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