Canada in the Balkans
When many people think of Canadian peace support efforts over the years, one of the first places to come to mind is the Balkans. Tens of thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members served in this volatile region of southeastern Europe in the 1990s and into the 2000s after the former communist country of Yugoslavia violently split apart.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first major United Nations peace mission in the Balkans. Canada remembers our brave men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line to help others, including the 23 who lost their lives there.
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