Canada will send more than 450 soldiers to Latvia in May 2017 within the framework of NATO's efforts to expand its presence in the Baltic region, the AFP agency reported on Friday, September 16.
The day before, Canadian General Jonathan Vance had confirmed the deployment of 455 servicemen to Latvia. "I think the soldiers will start arriving next spring, around May", Vance told the reporters. According to him, this process should be completed in early fall.
In July, NATO approved the deployment of four battalions to Poland and in the Baltic States.
Canada will command the multinational battalion in Latvia, Great Britain will lead the battalion in Estonia, Germany will lead in Lithuania, and the USA in Poland.