GDYNIA, Poland — Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have got exactly what he wanted from his trip on HMCS Fredericton when two Russian warships tracked the Canadian frigate, approaching within seven nautical miles Wednesday in the Baltic Sea.
“It’s normal and expected for them to be operating in the Baltic Sea,” Cmdr. Jeff Murray, the Fredericton’s captain, emphasized.
But overflights earlier in the week by Russian fighter jets and patrol aircraft underlined the PM’s consistent message during his six-day trip to Europe: Russian President Vladimir Putin is a menace to peace in Europe and elsewhere.
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Source: National Post