Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis

June 23, 2015 2:45 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Romanian lawmakers have unanimously approved a request to build two NATO facilities in Bucharest, the capital, as part of the alliance's new defense strategy in Eastern Europe.

President Klaus Iohannis asked the legislature to approve the units "within the context of the Ukraine crisis (and) the aggressive actions of Russia in the region."

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