RIGA - This week's NATO Summit in Vilnius will be extremely important - the allies will show all totalitarian rulers and Russian President Vladimir Putin that the alliance is united and in solidarity with Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said while meeting with media representatives at the Adazi military base in Latvia on Monday.
Canada believes that Ukraine should join NATO when the conditions are right. He did not deny that not all NATO countries feel the same way, but NATO will continue to support Ukraine's sovereignty.
"We will show all totalitarian rulers and Putin that NATO is united and we will show the world that we stand in solidarity with Ukraine," the Canadian Prime Minister said.
"All allies stand together in solidarity and want the best for Ukraine's future. I think tomorrow will be very good news for Ukraine," Trudeau said.
He pointed out, however, that it was yet to be agreed exactly how Ukraine's possible future in NATO would be formulated.
Meanwhile, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity, JV) told reporters that it was very, very important that the whole of NATO continued to support Ukraine in every way to win the war. "Now we are still consulting on how to express this support in writing," Karins added.