Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions flanked by Minister for Foreign Affairs Melanie July during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Thursday, June 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
KIGALI, RWANDA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $250 million in new food aid on Thursday and blamed the growing threat of starvation squarely on Russia as he prepared to meet with leaders whose nations are feeling the pangs of famine.
The prime minister is in Kigali, Rwanda, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government, where he hopes to rally support for Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion and provide assistance to combat the geopolitical fallout of the conflict.
Trudeau made a point of blaming Russia for the skyrocketing energy and food prices that have left …
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