One year ago today Russian forces invaded Ukraine and to date, over seven thousand Ukrainian civilians have died, with millions more displaced as a result of the fighting.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he remains committed to the cause.

While speaking with reporters on Thursday, the Prime Minister indicated Canada will continue to support Ukraine in the conflict as long as it lasts.

“Canada will continue to do whatever is necessary to ensure that Russia does not benefit from having illegally invaded Ukraine.”

Since the outbreak of the war, Canada has already committed $1 billion in funding and military resources to Ukraine, including over 250 armoured vehicles and over 4,500 rocket launchers.