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NATO moves eastward: new command posts to appear in Romania

NATO countries have decided to place new command centers in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, as the most optimal location.

NATO moves eastward: new command posts to appear in Romania

NATO countries will deploy two command posts in Bucharest. The decision on creation of new command posts was made at the February meeting of Defense Ministers of the Alliance member states in Brussels. Such a step of the military bloc was announced by Defense Minister Mircea Dusa.

"Our propositions were materialized at the beginning of February 2015, on the occasion of the Defence ministers' meeting in Brussels, where it was decided that the Alliance will have through these two multinational headquarters a visible, persistent presence in Romania," said Dusa.

According to him, the command posts will be partially ready by 2016, and will get complete operational capacity by 2018.

It should be recalled that during the February meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels it was decided to establish six new command centers in Eastern Europe, with regional headquarters in Poland.

The decision was due to the deteriorating situation in the east of Ukraine, which forced NATO to resort to new steps to strengthen defense capacity of the Alliance, especially on the eastern flank.