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Two Canadian warships to patrol national Arctic borders
© RIA Novosti.  Alexander Liskin

Two Canadian warships to patrol national Arctic borders

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent two warships to patrol the country's Arctic borders, TASS reports, quoting the official website of the Department of National Defense and Canadian Armed Forces.

Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Shawinigan and Moncton sailed out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and shaped course for the Canadian Arctic to conduct sovereignty and surveillance patrols. The ships will remain in the Arctic until late August.

"The deployment of these ships continues Canada's stated commitment to assert our sovereignty over our northernmost regions… the Royal Canadian Navy will further support ventures vital to Canada's continued presence in the North," said Captain Craig Skjerpen, commanding officer of the Fifth Maritime Operations Group.