A group of about 50 soldiers of the Canadian Engineering Unit arrived in Latvia for the construction of NATO base, CBC News said on Sunday.
According to the TV channel, a tiny town for 500 soldiers is planned to be built in the territory of Latvia.
“According to the group’s commander, Lieutenant Colonel Chris Cotton, this small town will provide everything one may need – a kitchen, system of electricity and water supply, Internet, gyms, what will allow people to stay in Latvia for a long period of time.
At the last NATO summit held in Warsaw, the decision was made about the unprecedented strengthening of the Eastern flank of the Alliance. The NATO leadership has decided to deploy multinational battalions on a rotational basis in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland at the request of those countries.