Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the city of Irpin, near Kyiv, devastated by fighting and occupied by the Russians in March, the city's mayor announced on Sunday, May 8.
“He came to Irpin to see with his own eyes all the horrors that the Russian occupiers did to our city,” Oleksander Markushin wrote on Telegram, accompanying his message with photos of Trudeau in the destroyed city.
Trudeau's visit to Ukraine had not been announced.
"The Prime Minister is in Ukraine to meet with President Zelensky and reaffirm our unwavering support for the Ukrainian people," his office said.
Irpin, on the northwestern outskirts of Kyiv, was the scene of heavy fighting between Russians and Ukrainians in the first days of the Russian invasion in late February.
The Russian army quickly took control of the city, which had a population of 60,000 before the war, and occupied it for the entire month of March.