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    Canada opening 4 new embassies, boosting Latvia battlegroup to counter Russia – Countrywide

    Canada is opening four new embassies in Europe and the Caucasus in what the authorities expenditures as an exertion to counter Russia, strengthen ties with NATO allies and assistance democracy. As well, the federal government has agreed to update the 2,000-soldier battlegroup it sales opportunities in Latvia to a brigade, boosting the range of troops and pledging to direct it for at the very least the subsequent 5 a long time. International Affairs Minister Melanie Joly introduced on Wednesday that Canada is increasing present diplomatic offices in Estonia, Lithuania, and Slovakia into whole embassies with ambassadors and a objective in the direction of countering “Russia’s destabilizing activities” in the location.…