The new Minister of Defense of Canada Anita Anand does not rule out that hundreds of soldiers, a warship to the Black Sea, and a redeployed part of the CF-18 fighters from Romania may be sent to Ukraine soon, The Globe and Mail reports.
"It’s still status quo, as of now. There’s been no change in our posture. We’re closely monitoring the situation along with our allied partners," spokeswoman for the Canadian military Lieutenant-Commander Julie McDonald states.
This means that the decision that Anand is considering is still in the drafts.
So far, Canada has sent about 200 of its military instructors to Ukraine. They are engaged in the training of fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Earlier, Ukraine and Canada have announced the start of construction of a joint space launch pad in the province of Nova Scotia (Canada).
As we reported, Politico published new satellite photos taken by Western experts confirm the reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies.
Later Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, in his turn, called this information “deliberate disinformation”.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that Pentagon is monitoring Russian military activity near Ukraine.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell warned that if the situation on Ukraine's borders worsens, the EU will not be able to support Kyiv with troops.