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    The Canadian frigate Charlottetown will participate in Operation Reassurance 2016, a US-led multinational effort to conduct constant air, land and sea operations in Eastern and Central Europe.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Canadian frigate Charlottetown set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia in support of NATO maritime operations in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic, the Royal Canadian Navy said in a statement on Monday.

    "Our modernized Halifax-class frigates are equipped with state-of-the-art capabilities… that will integrate seamlessly with their NATO counterparts to ensure mission success with every challenge they face," Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy said in the statement.

    The Charlottetown will participate in Operation Reassurance 2016, a US-led multinational effort to conduct constant air, land and sea operations in Eastern and Central Europe.

    The Charlottetown is the fifth ship of its type and the third modernized Halifax-class frigate retrofitted with upgraded radars, communications systems and missiles.

    Russia has warned that amassing troops and equipment on its borders and conducting exercise constitute provocative acts that can destabilize the region and potentially cause global destabilization.

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