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

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.