Canadian troops will be joined by soldiers from four other countries when they arrive in Latvia next spring.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia have promised to send soldiers and equipment to a battle group that Canada is organizing for NATO.
Germany, the United States and Britain are leading similar force in Lithuania, Poland and Estonia, respectively.
Ottawa announced in July it would deploy 450 troops as well as light armoured vehicles and other military equipment to form the nucleus of the battle group.
The first Canadian troops are due to arrive in the spring, the bulk won’t deploy until fall.
Eastern Europe allies say Russia is trying to destabilize them and has asked NATO to bolster its presence in the region as a deterrent against Russia trying to destabilize them.
Russia denies the charges.
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