Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is left with no choice, but to join the pack of nations that oppose Russia’s military aggression in the Baltic region and Poland.
As part of the 28-member NATO, Canada is party to the ongoing standoff between Russia and some NATO-member states that have been vocal in opposing Russia’s continued military aggression in the region. In fact, Canada is seriously considering sending some of its men in parts of Eastern Europe, where threats from Russian military aggression is evident, the CBC reported.
In a meeting in Brussels Tuesday, top officials from NATO and Canada’s Harjit Sajjan, the possible commitment of Canada in a form of military support to countries that are under threat from Russian forces has been discussed. Although there has been no definite commitment from Canada as of the press time, the development has become more promising.
Earlier, NATO has emphasized that the principle of collective defense is at the epicenter of NATO’s founding treaty, particularly the article 5 where it has been agreed that any attack against its ally is an attack against the entire alliance.
The Treaty, to which Russia is one of the signatory countries, has been the binding treaty that holds the NATO-member nations together in times of adversities. Canada, is expected to support NATO’s stance in the region as part of its commitment in the alliance.
“The principle of collective defence is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.” NATO said in a statement as previously reported by Morning News USA.
Other NATO member states that pledged military support in the region include the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany, among others.