Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing an additional measure that Canada is taking to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe:
“Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine and provocative military activity remains a serious concern to the international community.
“Canada remains committed to working with our NATO Allies to promote the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“To further demonstrate Canada’s support for Alliance solidarity, our Government is today announcing that we are committing the HMCS Regina, currently deployed in the Arabian Sea, to NATO Standing Maritime Forces, as part of NATO’s reassurance package.
“Our Government will continue taking steps to enhance security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe.”