General Eyre refuses to confirm the presence in Ukraine of Canadian soldiers | War in Ukraine

General Eyre refuses to confirm the presence in Ukraine of Canadian soldiers | War in Ukraine

“We are never going to talk about discreet or sensitive special operations,” says the Chief of Staff.

General Eyre regrets that such information is circulating in the media.

The Chief of the Defense Staff does not want to comment on reports from some media that members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are on Ukrainian territory.

Interviewed Monday night on Power & Politics, CBC News Network , General Wayne Eyre avoided answering the question.

We're never going to talk about low-key or sensitive special operations or confirm or deny them, he said. And, you know, I find it disappointing that stories like this are speculated on in the media, because you know, if that were true, it would put our troops in danger.

General Eyre further questioned the motives of the media sources who published this information. Why would anyone want to deliberately put Canadian troops at risk?, he asked.

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According to him, information reported recently by The New York Times newspaper and the Global network is more likely to benefit Russia.

Because speculation in the media feeds Russian disinformation which, in the current context, can be used as a weapon, underlined the Canadian chief of staff. So we just have to be very, very aware of that aspect as well, he insisted.

“You have to find the right balance between transparency and operational safety. Try to find the middle ground.

—Gen Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defense Staff

No more Canadian soldiers were in Ukraine on the day of the invasion Russian, assured Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie on February 24.

However, according to the aforementioned media, members of the CAF remained on site or were subsequently deployed to transport weapons, to provide information to kyiv and to help the government of President Volodymyr Zelensky train its soldiers in the face of the attack. x27; Russian invader.

According to the New York Times, commandos from several NATO member countries – including the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and Lithuania – have carried out this type of operation with the utmost discretion since the start of the war in Ukraine.

These troops would not be deployed on the front line, but their support would be tangible on the battlefield, according to the sources of the New York daily .

At the end of the day, it is the Canadian government that decides the level of transparency of each military operation, General Eyre explained to Power > & Policies, Monday. The role of the CAF is limited to making recommendations on this subject, he said.

However, the Trudeau government has not yet agreed to comment on the information. regarding the Canadian military presence in Ukraine.

In an interview last Friday, Minister of National Defense Anita Anand told Global that it would be unwise to her part to reveal anything and described these matters as very sensitive.

The day before, Ms Anand had announced the deployment of 225 CAF personnel to the United Kingdom to train Ukrainian soldiers as part of Operation Unifier. This mission, which began in 2015, was interrupted last February.

Training is something that we have done very, very well and which has proven to be ;great value to our Ukrainian friends, General Eyre said Monday. This is something we want to continue, he added.

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