Canada may expand military in Eastern Europe: PM

Ukraine's new president Petro z(L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper during...

Ukraine's new president Petro z(L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper during their meeting in Kiev June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Giuseppe Valiante, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 12:37 AM ET

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "obviously an imperialist" and hinted that Canada is considering expanding its military presence in Eastern Europe.

In an interview with Global News' The West Block during his tour of Europe for the G7 meeting and Second World War commemorations, Harper wouldn't say whether or not Canada will participate in permanent bases in countries such as Poland.

However, Harper said that the Poles and others are "beside themselves" at what he said was Putin's desire to annex countries by force.

 


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