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    Hungary to Host Command Center for NATO Rapid Reaction Force

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    Hungary will host a NATO command center in the military bloc’s strategy to have a rapid reaction force in Europe, the Hungarian government said Friday cited by the VS news website.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Similar centers have been set up in the Central and East European nations of Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and the three Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

    The Hungarian facility will reportedly be staffed by 40 Hungarian officers, becoming operational as early as next year.

    The establishment of joint rapid reaction force and its attendant infrastructure are likely to be discussed during an upcoming October 8 meeting of NATO defense ministers.

    Russia has repeatedly warned that increased NATO activity along its borders is provocative and poses a threat to regional and international stability.

    NATO Seeks Expansion to Eastern Europe (362)


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