NewsScandal with Zelensky's visit. What happened on Thursday night?

Scandal with Zelensky's visit. What happened on Thursday night?

Volodymyr Zelensky and Justin Trudeau
Volodymyr Zelensky and Justin Trudeau
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ed. MMIK

8:16 AM EDT, September 28, 2023, updated: 9:15 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

We present a compilation of events from last night. We have gathered a few of the most important ones.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for the words spoken by the Speaker of the House of Commons. He praised a Nazi veteran in the chamber, in which the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, was present. The prime minister assured that Canada has contacted Kyiv in this matter, conveying an apology. According to the Reuters agency, Anthony Rota, who called Jarosław Hunka a hero, resigned from the position of the chamber's chairman. Jarosław Hunka is a Ukrainian born in Poland. He served in one of Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS units. He later immigrated to Canada.
  • North Korea has changed its constitution. Kim Jong Un's country has adopted amendments regarding nuclear policy. At the same time, the country's leader pledged to accelerate nuclear weapons production. As explained by the Reuter's agency, citing the North Korean state media, these actions are intended to deter provocations from the United States. The new form of the constitution says that North Korea is "developing highly nuclear weapons to ensure" the state's "right to exist" and "deter war" - reported the official news agency of the communist North KCNA. "The DPRK's policy of building nuclear forces has been permanently consolidated as a basic right of the state, which no one can disregard in any way" - Kim Jong Un summed up the changes.
  • The military junta in Burkina Faso announced that it has thwarted an attempted coup. According to the Reuters agency, the operation was to be carried out by officials along with others. Their aim was to destabilize the country with "the dark intention of attacking the institutions of the republic and plunging our country into chaos". According to the military prosecutor, four people have been arrested, and two have escaped. No further details have been provided. An investigation is ongoing.
  • Information from a confidential intelligence document of the Salvadoran National Civil Police has been revealed. According to Reuters agency, despite a year and a half of intense battles with gangs, nearly 43 thousand people associated with criminal groups are still free, of which over 20 thousand are still actively operating. The document titled "State of gangs in the context of the state of emergency" is 19 pages long, is dated September 1st of this year, and its authenticity has been confirmed by the police.
  • In Uzbekistan, a fire caused by an explosion in a warehouse near the Tashkent airport has been brought under control. The news was reported by Reuters, citing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Emergency Situations (FVV). As country authorities reported, the shock wave from the explosion was so powerful that it shattered dozens of windows in nearby residential blocks. Many people were injured. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. "As a result of the swift actions of the FVV employees, the area affected by the fire has been reduced. The situation is totally under control," the Ministry announced on Telegram. 16 fire brigades and rescue squads participated in fighting the fire.
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