Members of the Ukrainian and Canadian Armed Forces who received a Commendation from the hands of the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, General Stepan Poltorak, pose for a photo with Defence Minister, Harjit S. Sajjan and General Poltorak, during Operation UNIFIER at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine on March 15, 2016. Photo: Canadian Forces Combat Camera, DND IS03-2016-0017-009 ~ Des membres des Forces armées ukrainiennes et canadiennes ayant reçus une Mention élogieuse des mains du Ministre de la Défense ukrainienne, le Général Stepan Poltorak, posent pour une photo avec le Ministre de la Défense, Harjit S. Sajjan et le Général Poltorak, pendant l’Opération UNIFIER au Centre international de sécurité et de maintien de la paix à Starychi, Ukraine le 15 mars 2016. Photo: Caméra de combat des Forces canadiennes, MDN IS03-2016-0017-009


This month’s Bravo Zulu goes to six CAF members currently deployed to Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine.  Corporal Steve Blaney, Sergeant Yannick Dodier, Master Corporal Claude Cayer, MCpl Daniel Poirier, MCpl  Jennyfer Russell and Sgt Yann Gauthier received a commendation from the Ukrainian Defence Minister for  their devotion, professionalism and their high quality of instruction. Also present was Defence Minister  Harjit S. Sajjan. These outstanding instructors share our Canadian military values and strengthen the bonds  between the Canadian and Ukrainian Armed Forces. They proudly represent the constant efforts of the  personnel from Joint Task Force Ukraine ROTO 1 who are deployed until August.

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