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    Canadian government stated that Canada would send 125 Canadian Army soldiers to Eastern and Central Europe to support NATO reassurance operations.

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    MOSCOW  (Sputnik) — Canada on Monday will send some 125 Canadian Army soldiers to Eastern and Central Europe to support NATO reassurance measures, a statement on Canadian government’s website said.

    “The 3 RCR contingent is a part of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), based in Garrison Petawawa, ON. Operation REASSURANCE refers to the military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces to support NATO reassurance measures through the provision of military capabilities for training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned NATO tasks,” the statement reads.

    The statement does not specify, to which countries the soldiers will be sent to.

    Over the last few months, NATO has boosted its military presence in Eastern Europe in connection with the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The alliance said the move was necessary to ensure its members' security.

    Moscow has repeatedly expressed its concern about increased NATO military activities close to Russian borders.

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