Sunday, October 9, 2016

Russia Downplays Its Nuclear Missile Deployment To Kaliningrad

Russia has moved nuclear-capable missiles near to the Polish border as tensions escalate between the world’s largest nation and the West

The Guardian: Russia downplays moving nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad

Deployment of Iskander missiles to Baltic outpost alarms neighbours but Russia says move is part of regular drill.

Russia has played down the significance of the deployment of nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad after the move led to protests from Estonia, Poland and Lithuania, underlining tensions about Russian intentions.

The deployment of the missiles was part of regular drills and was not a secret, the Russian defence ministry insisted.

“First of all, the authors behind the fuss should know that the Iskander missile system is a mobile one,” said a ministry spokesman, Gen Igor Konashenkov.

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WNU Editor: It looks like this is becoming the new normal in Europe.

More News On Russia Downplaying Its Nuclear Missile Deployment To Kaliningrad

Russia: World Should Not Fear Iskander Missile Deployment, Just a Military Drill -- Sputnik
Iskander missiles deployment to Kaliningrad part of drill, not secret – Russian military -- RT
Russia downplays worries about moving nuclear capable missiles near Eastern Europe -- AP
Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles within range of Berlin and Warsaw as tensions escalate between the nation and the West -- Daily Mail
Russia relocates missiles near border with NATO members Poland and Lithuania -- UPI
Russia moves nuclear missiles onto NATO's doorstep -- DW
Russia's missile deployment in Kaliningrad ups the stakes for Nato -- Jonathan Marcus

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