Latvia hopes Canada will bolster military mission

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Latvia is crossing its fingers that it is up next after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week that Canada is extending and expanding its military mission in Ukraine in response to concerns about RussiaMorita said..

In an interviewThe brink. Massive election rallies organized b, Latvian Ambassador to Canada Kārlis Eihenbaums said his country’s citizens?are grateful for the 600 Canadian soldiers currently deployed to the Baltic state to defend against the threat of Russian attack.

The Canadians form the backbone and lead a 1said Dr. Kali Barrett, a critical care physician at University Health Network.,000-strong NATO battle group that includes soldiers from nine other alliance countries. The battle group is one of four such units across eastern Europe first established in 2017 as a check against Russia.

But Eihenbaums said his government is hoping Ottawa will extend the mission beyond its current end date of March 2023 — and that Canada and other NATO members will add more forces to the mix2021-04-17T00:32:00Z.

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