Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Canada deployed two warships to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic on Sunday (6/26/2022) local time. The ship will join two frigates, HMCS Halifax and Montreal, which are already in the area.
Launch AFP, this measure was taken by Canada to strengthen the “eastern wing” of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This is in response to the Russian attack on Ukraine.
In a statement, the Canadian Navy said it was sending Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Summerside. The two warships will sail for four months.
“This is part of the preventive measures in Central and Eastern Europe that were launched in 2014 after Moscow annexed Crimea,” the Canadian Navy was quoted as saying Monday.
“Until next October, the ships will participate in naval mine clearance exercises and prepare to respond quickly and effectively in support of any NATO operation,” he added.
It should be noted that before launching an attack against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russia had indeed annexed the Crimea region belonging to Kyiv. It also drew criticism from the West and sanctions, despite Russian claims that it held a referendum there.
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Russia again attacked the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday. A residential area was reportedly hit by a rocket.
It is the second time since Russia decided to withdraw its troops and focus its attacks on eastern Ukraine in April. The attack was also the first in three weeks.
In the report AFP The attack destroyed residential buildings. Local officials identified it with a missile strike.
“A man was killed and four people, including the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, were taken to hospital after the attack in the early hours of the morning,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. , cited Monday.
Russia denies hitting civilian targets. The Russian Defense Ministry called the report false.
However, the country had previously announced attacks on three military centers in northern and western Ukraine. Including one near the border with Poland, a member of NATO and the EU.
The high-profile attack came as Western countries began the G7 summit in Germany. It will be followed by a meeting of NATO leaders in Spain.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has caused a global energy and food crisis. The United Nations records that at least 4,000 more people died in the fighting.
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