The MNCS Toronto will join the NATO fleet in the Mediterranean. (Wikipedia)
OTTAWA, CANADA — A Canadian warship with a crew of 250 headed Thursday to the Mediterranean where it will join a NATO fleet providing increased security in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
HMCS Toronto, which is equipped with torpedoes, anti-air and anti-ship missiles as well as a Sea King helicopter, will replace HMCS Regina, which has been part of the NATO operation since May.
“The deployment of HMCS Toronto further demonstrates Canada’s steadfast support for Ukraine and commitment to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe,” said a statement.