Canadian Armed Forces temporarily relocates some Joint Task Force – Ukraine personnel to elsewhere in Europe

News release

February 13, 2022 - Ottawa, Canada - National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

As a result of the complex operational environment linked to Russia’s unwarranted aggression against Ukraine, the Canadian Armed Forces is in the process of temporarily relocating components of Joint Task Force – Ukraine (JTF-U) to elsewhere in Europe.

The temporary repositioning of JTF-U personnel does not signal the end of the mission, but rather allows us to refocus our efforts while ensuring the safety and security of CAF members.

Force protection is the top priority for our training mission, of which operational security is a key component. Thus, while we can confirm we have relocated some of our forces outside of Ukraine, we will not discuss numbers, locations, or future intentions.

The Canadian Armed Forces remains committed to the people of Ukraine and its mission to increase the capacity and capability of the Security Forces of Ukraine.


Daniel Minden
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-3100

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