NATO to build US military storage facility in Poland: WSJ

The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has announced a plan to build a USD 260 mln storage facility in Poland for US military equipment.

“NATO will plow funds into stationing US military equipment in Poland, lending allied heft to Washington’s strategy for quickly reinforcing Europe with troops in case of a Russian incursion,” the Wall Street Journal wrote on Saturday.

The facility will be built near Powidz, in central Poland, the WSJ writes, quoting Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, as saying. He added that construction “ will start this summer and take two years”.

The facility will store equipment for US armoured divisions. Two similar facilities will be located in Germany, one in Belgium and one in the Netherlands.

The investments in various parts of Europe are intended to help NATO quickly mobilise equipment in case of emergency.

Poland this year marked 20 years since joining NATO.