Saturday, October 8, 2016

Russia Deploys Nuclear-Capable Missiles Into Kaliningrad

A Russian serviceman walks past Russian Iskander-M missile launchers before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade, with the Moscow International Business Center also known as ''Moskva-City'' seen in the background, at a range in Moscow, Russia, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Reuters: Russia says moves nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad for drills

Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad region bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday, adding this was part of routine drills involving such missiles across its territory.

"These missile units have been deployed more than once (in the Kaliningrad region)... and will be deployed as part of military training of the Russian armed forces," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

A U.S. intelligence official said on Friday that Russia had started moving the Iskander-Ms into its westernmost region in what he said could also be a political gesture to express displeasure with NATO.

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WNU Editor: The Russians respond by saying why all the fuss .... Russia Made No Secret of Sending Iskander Missile Systems to Kaliningrad - MoD (Sputnik). But the Russians do have a point, this blog covered this story a few months ago .... Will Russia Deploy Its New Nuclear Capable Missiles In Kaliningrad? (June 23, 2016), and National Interest covered this story a few months earlier than that .... Introducing the Iskander: The Russian Missile NATO Fears (National Interest). Hat tip to Jay for this link.

More News On Russia Deploying Nuclear-Capable Missiles Into Kaliningrad

Russia moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad, says Estonia -- The Guardian
Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles on NATO doorstep: Lithuania -- AFP
Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles Into Kaliningrad -- RFE
Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missile System Toward Polish Border -- WSJ
Report: Russia moves nuclear-capable equipment into Kaliningrad -- The Hill
Russia Transporting Iskander Missile System To Kaliningrad -- Charter 97

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