Newly appointed Defense Minister of Canada Anita Anand is considering deploying hundreds of additional troops to support the Canadian soldiers already in Ukraine on a training mission and moving a warship into the Black Sea, or redeploying some of the CF-18 fighter jets currently based in Romania.
Ukrinform reports this with reference to The Globe and Mail.
It is noted that no decision has yet been made about deploying additional forces in Ukraine.
“It’s still status quo, as of now. There’s been no change in our posture,” Lieutenant-Commander Julie McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Canadian military, said on Wednesday. “We’re closely monitoring the situation along with our allied partners.”
Canada currently has some 200 troops based in Ukraine that train their Ukrainian counterparts.
As reported, Russia amassed about 94,000 troops, 1,200 tanks, 330 military aircraft and other equipment along the border with Ukraine, which is considered as preparations for large-scale aggression against Ukraine.