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NATO chief in Romania to inspect site where alliance to build facility in reaction to Ukraine

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Romanian defense minister Mircea Dusa, left, review a honor guard in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Romanian defense minister Mircea Dusa, left, review a honor guard in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, walks with Romanian defense minister Mircea Dusa, left, during a welcoming ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, walks with Romanian defense minister Mircea Dusa, left, during a welcoming ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • A paramedic checks honor guard soldiers standing in the sunlight before a welcoming ceremony for NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    A paramedic checks honor guard soldiers standing in the sunlight before a welcoming ceremony for NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility dubbed the NATO Force Integration Unit that is similar to ones planned in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is meeting top officials in Romania and will inspect a site where the alliance will build a facility in reaction to the crisis in Ukraine.

Stoltenberg will visit the NATO Force Integration Unit on Wednesday that is similar to ones that will be built in Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

He met Defense Minister Mircea Dusa Wednesday and later will tour the site of the facility with President Klaus Iohannis

The alliance says the six small headquarters will be ready by the end of the year and will each have a staff of 40 people who participate in exercises and can facilitate rapid deployment of forces to the region if needed.