Op UNIFIER (Ukraine): An Interview with Captain Nathalie Gareau

Left to right: Captain Ezedin, Sergeant Jasmine, the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Captains Gareau, Baburin, and Ruiz-Lang. Photo credit: Aviator Labossiere.

Westmount, Quebec – 12 April 2022: Captain Nathalie Gareau has been serving in the military for a total of 12 years with The Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR). She was recently interviewed by the Je Me Souviens team about her experiences serving in the Ukraine in 2019 as part of Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission to support the Security Forces of Ukraine. The operation’s focus is to assist with security force training. This will help them improve and build their capability and capacity. The CAF coordinates its efforts with the U.S. and other countries that support in the same way. Military training is one part of Canada’s overall support to Ukraine.

The CAF launched Operation UNIFIER in response to requests from the Government of Ukraine. The intent is to help Ukraine remain sovereign, secure, and stable. The training mission harmonizes its efforts with other nations through a Multinational Joint Commission. This commission includes Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Canada became a member in January 2015.

Click here to read the interview, and to see images of Captain Gareau and other RMR’s who have served on Op UNIFIER in Ukraine.


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