July 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Updated: July 14, 2014 2:20 pm

More Canadian troops heading to Europe to show support for Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces manoeuvre antiaircraft missile launchers as they are transported north-west from Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 4, 2014.

AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

OTTAWA – About 120 Canadian soldiers leave for eastern and central Europe today as part of a continuing show of support for Ukraine.

The military would not give a specific destination for the troops.

The soldiers are from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and they will relieve a contingent from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, which was sent to Poland earlier this spring.

The latest Canadian detachment is slated to take part in training exercises with U.S. and NATO troops.

The Harper government has been strongly supportive of Ukraine in its showdown with Russia.

Dozens of Russian individuals and institutions have been placed on a sanctions list.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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