The Canadian Navy Frigate Charlottetown has set off for the Baltic Sea to participate in a NATO operation to contain Russia, reported the Ministry of Defense of Canada.
"The deployment of HMCS Charlottetown demonstrates Canada’s ongoing commitment to international security and cooperation as part of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe," the Defense Ministry stressed.
The Defense Ministry added that Charlottetown’s mission to the Baltic Sea will last 6 months, and will be the second in the last three years.
"The excellent crew of the HMCS Charlottetown is demonstrating our continued leadership on the world stage by making meaningful and enduring contributions to NATO activities in Eastern and Central Europe," Canadian Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan said.
As reported, Canada joined the Sea Breeze-2017 military exercise in Ukraine.