BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned on Tuesday his nation was sending 150 additional troops to Latvia and increasing its army operations in japanese Europe, often known as Operation Reassurance, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Canadian forces have been first despatched to Europe in response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and prolonged to Latvia in 2016. He didn’t go into particulars.
During the go to to Latvia with Trudeau, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg mentioned that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had “significantly underestimated” Ukraine in addition to that of NATO’s resolve.
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, additionally in Latvia, mentioned Putin was “alone” and that the world was with Ukraine.
(Reporting by Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold)