01/18/2015 07:52 EST | Updated 03/20/2015 05:59 EDT

HMCS Toronto returns to Halifax

After six months at sea, crew from HMCS Toronto are arriving back in Halifax this morning to be reunited with their loved ones.

The ship is coming back from Operation Reassurance which is Canada's response to Russia's military aggression in Ukraine.

HMCS Toronto left Halifax in July. It arrived in St. John's last week.

HMCS Fredericton left Halifax at the end of December to replace the Toronto. It's not expected back until the summer.