Saturday, August 1, 2015

Soldiers sent to exercises

LONDON, Ont.—Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canadian soldiers will take part in military exercises in Poland as Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Ukraine threatens the stability of the region.
Harper said the military exercises will be part of NATO “reassurance measures.”

Canada also has diverted frigate HMCS Regina to help NATO’s efforts to send a message of resolve to Russia.
And Six Canadian CF-18 fighter jets left their base in Bagotville, Que. this week, headed for an air base in Romania, and eventual patrols along that country’s border with Ukraine—and possibly over the Black Sea.

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