Thus, “the Alliance is stepping up efforts to increase costs”, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO members will invest $260 million in the construction of military infrastructure for the US forces in Poland. This was stated on Monday by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels on the eve of the meeting of NATO foreign Ministers on April 3-4 in Washington, where the 70th anniversary of the Alliance will be celebrated.
“NATO countries have agreed on the largest investment of more than $260 million for the construction of military infrastructure for the US forces in Central Poland”, he said. “So we are stepping up our efforts to increase costs, but we have to do more”.
“The project in Central Poland is part of a broader effort to strengthen military mobility. We will invest in the construction of military facilities for the storage and repair of military equipment. By providing advance storage of military equipment in Poland, we will increase our combat readiness, because in this case we will have to move (in the case of the transfer of reinforcements to Poland) only personnel, but not military equipment”, he continued. Stoltenberg noted that in the framework of this project will in particular, be modified such objects of military infrastructure in ports for the reception of transports of NATO and the transfer of NATO forces in Europe.
According to him, this project demonstrates the added value of NATO, when the Alliance with its investments in Poland expands the possibilities of a bilateral project between Warsaw and Washington on the storage in Poland of equipment and weapons for the US tank brigade.