Le premier ministre du Canada, Justin Trudeau, sur la Colline du Parlement à Ottawa, Ontario, Canada le 8 février 2022.

Canada withdraws its forces from Ukraine

Canada decidedTemporarily movedElsewhere in Europe some of its military personnel are stationed in Ukraine, Because of the situation in the areaThe Canadian Ministry of Defense announced Sunday, February 13th.

The Ministry specifies in a press release that this temporary amendment “From the elements“From his unit dedicated to training the Ukrainian army”Doesn’t mean the end of the jobFrom the Canadian army but allowed to CanadaRefocusing its efforts while ensuring the safety of Canadian Armed Forces personnelOttawa did not give details on the number of soldiers involved or where their locations had been changed.

About 200 Canadian soldiers have been deployed since 2015 to Ukraine as part of the UNIFIL mission, which aims to contribute to the training of Ukrainian forces. “The Canadian Armed Forces remains committed to the people of Ukraine and its mission to strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian security forcesOttawa confirmed that the United States had reported over the weekend that 160 soldiers who had been training Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from Ukraine.

On Saturday, Canada announced the temporary closure of its embassy in Kiev and the transfer of its operations to a temporary office in Lviv (west), due to “the deterioration of the situation due to the deployment of Russian forces on the border.”

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