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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 01:48 PM

HMCS Halifax to deploy Saturday as part of NATO support for Ukraine

Frigate will be 'fully ready to respond to anything,' says commanding officer

Canada will soon have two warships deployed overseas supporting NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

On Saturday, HMCS Halifax will leave the East Coast to join allied ships in the Baltic region.

Last month, HMCS Montreal arrived in the Mediterranean region as part of a previously scheduled deployment.

HMCS Halifax was originally slated to sail to the Middle East in the next few weeks for a counterterrorism operation. But the frigate and crew will instead head to northern Europe, retasked by the federal government as part of Canada's larger military support package.

While NATO maintains a significant naval presence in the Mediterranean and Black seas, its member nations have also deployed ships farther north. Russia has two major naval bases on the Baltic Sea, with several NATO member states nearby.

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Thu Mar 17, 2022, 02:06 PM

1. Excellent! 👏👏👏👏

Canada!

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