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Canada Pledges $2Bln for NATO's Operation Reassurance over Next 3 Years

Mon 10 Jul 2023 | 08:06 PM
Israa Farhan

Canada is allocating 2.6 billion Canadian dollars ($2 billion) to fund NATO's reassurance operation in Eastern Europe over the next three years, the Canadian government said on Monday.

"Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders’ Summit this week, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada is committing $2.6 billion in funding starting in 2023-24, to renew and expand Operation REASSURANCE for three years," the statement said.

Canada currently has about 1,100 troops stationed in the Baltics to support NATO's Operation Reassurance, which aims to protect the alliance's eastern flank from a possible Russian invasion. Operation Reassurance is Canada's largest military deployment outside its borders.