Canada prepares to join in training Ukraine military

A press release said 200 troops will be deployed “on both a sustained and periodic basis” until March 31, 2017, to “develop and deliver military training and capacity-building programs for Ukrainian forces personnel.” It’s intended to start this summer, the release says.

  • Millie_Woods

    I’m opposed. Let the Europeans are clean up their own mess for once. They’re such know-it-alls and busybodies when it comes to everything else but the moment the shooting starts they depend on Americans and Canadians to rush in. NATO is all about North Americans defending Europe.

    • We are a NATO member, that seals it but frankly I am not sure NATO poses much of a deterrent any longer


      • Millie_Woods

        What sealed it for me was the French providing the Argentinians with technical support during the Falklands war in’82. The Argentinians used their French-made Exocet missiles to sink the HMS Sheffield with a loss of a couple dozen English sailors. France’s arms customers were more important to them than any old treaty.

  • k

    eeeechem…. the lesson is
    When you have a BIG group of any ethnicity on your terrain…they eventually want to separate/control/make life uncomfortable

  • Lovely arctic archipelago you’ve got there…would be a shame if anything were to happen to it.

    • Minicapt

      The best time to visit will be during the winter. Have fun!


  • Maggat

    Mr. Prime Minister, I fear you are making an error here. This whole debacle in Ukraine is none of our business. The malfeasance and horrors of a civil war are something we do not need to get involved with. Let them sort it out themselves, as they will do, with or with out any interference from us.

  • cmh

    one of the biggest military mistakes we have ever made