Troops return from mission in Ukraine

Approximately 200 Canadian Army soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), based out of Petawawa, have begun rotating back to Canada after being deployed to Ukraine under Operation UNIFIER for the past six months.

Op UNIFIER is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission to support the armed forces of Ukraine.

The operation’s focus is to assist with military training. This will help Ukraine improve and build its military capacity.

The CAF co-ordinates its efforts with support from the US and other countries assisting in similar ways.

Military training is one part of Canada’s overall support to Ukraine.

Launched in response to calls for aid from the government of Ukraine, the purpose of Op UNIFIER is to help Ukraine remain sovereign, secure, and stable.

“I’m ‎happy to welcome home the soldiers of Op UNIFIER Roto 4,” said Colonel Michael Wright, commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

“Canadians should be proud of the dedication of their soldiers, who have been outstanding ambassadors, sharing their professionalism and skills with our Ukrainian allies.

“Their efforts to strengthen Ukrainian security doesn’t just promote stability in the region, but globally. A job well done by the outstanding leadership and soldiers of 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment.”

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