Canada will provide troops to help NATO in Eastern Europe where the Alliance plans to place four thousand soldiers. About it reports Reuters with reference to the Ministry of defence of Canada.
The Ministry has not disclosed the details of this decision, however, according to officials of NATO, Canadians will be based in Latvia. “Canada stands side by side with their allies in NATO, working to deter aggression and ensure peace and stability in Europe”, — said the Minister of defence harjit Sajjan.
The decision of Canada commented in his Twitter, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “Thank You, Canada. All four battalions #NATO in the East now are leading the country. Also thank you Germany, the UK and the USA,” he wrote.
The decision of Canada followed the U.S. President Barack Obama, who has called on Canada to make greater contribution to the deployment of NATO in Eastern Europe.
NATO is going to deploy four rapid action battalion in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The total number of military should be about four thousand. One battalion will provide the UK, Germany and the United States.