NATO confirms construction of military storage facility in Poland

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, confirmed that a military storage facility for US troops will be constructed in Poland.

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“This infrastructural investment in central Poland is a part of efforts to empower the military mobility. We will increase the readiness of our troops, by deploying the equipment... This is an important investment, proving how NATO cooperates with the US. The American troops are there as the result of a bilateral agreement, but they are supported by the NATO investments. This is good for NATO and for us all,” Mr Stoltenberg said.

The facility will be built near Powidz, central Poland. It is destined to store equipment for US armoured divisions. Two similar facilities will be located in Germany, one in Belgium and one in the Netherlands.

In late March, the “Wall Street Journal” reported that NATO planned to construct the facility in Poland.

Experts say that early deployment of military equipment is a procedure known since the period of the Cold War. In the case of military conflict, it allows the US Army to quickly reinforce NATO troops.

The construction of the storage facility is planned to start this summer and it should be accomplished in two years.