Canada on Sunday deployed two warships to the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic, which joined two frigates already in the region, to reinforce NATO's eastern flank in response to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
HMCS Kingston and Summerside will be deployed for four months as part of "deterrent measures in Central and Eastern Europe", launched after the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia, the Canadian navy announced in a press release.
In October, the ships will participate in underwater mine sweeping exercises and maintain a "high level of readiness" that will allow them to "respond quickly and effectively in support of any NATO operation", it adds. -she.
HMCS Halifax and Montreal are due to return in July from Operation Reassurance, which aims to deter Russia from intervening in Central and Eastern European countries, and which is the largest in terms of manpower led by Canada in Europe for a decade.