Canada to send 150 additional troops to Latvia

  • World
  • Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with members of the U.S. military, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Adazi, Latvia, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday his country was sending 150 additional troops to Latvia and extending its military operations in eastern Europe, known as Operation Reassurance, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Canadian forces were first sent to Europe in response to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and extended to Latvia in 2016. He did not go into details.

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