Canada’s newly appointed Defense Minister Anita Anand is considering deploying hundreds of additional military personnel to support Canadian soldiers already in Ukraine on a training mission and relocate a warship to the Black Sea, or redeploy some of the CF-18 fighter jets currently based in Romania.
This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to The Globe and Mail.
It is noted that no decision has yet been made on the deployment of additional forces in Ukraine.
“It remains the status quo, as of now. There has been no change in our position,” Lt. Commander Julie McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Army, said Wednesday. “We are closely monitoring the situation together with our allied partners.”
Canada currently has about 200 troops based in Ukraine training their Ukrainian counterparts.
As reported, Russia amassed around 94,000 soldiers, 1,200 tanks, 330 military aircraft and other equipment along the border with Ukraine, which is seen as preparations for a full-scale aggression against Ukraine.