Canada deployed two warships in the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, where they will meet two frigates already present in the region to strengthen NATO’s eastern wing, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The NSCM Kingston and Summerside will remain in the region for four months as part of “Central and Eastern Europe deterrence measures” implemented after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the Canadian Navy said in a press release. made public.
From July to October, the ships will take part in underwater mine training exercises and maintain a “high level of preparedness”, which will allow them to “respond quickly and effectively to the support of any NATO operation”, he added.
The Halifax and Montreal ships will return next month from Operation Reassurance, which aims to prevent Russia from carrying out any intervention in Central and Eastern European countries and is the largest in terms of number of executives they have carried out. Canada’s armed forces in Europe for a decade.