Monday, November 21, 2016

Russia To Deploy Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad To Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Tactical short-range ballistic missile systems Iskander-M © Sergey Orlov / Sputnik

RT: Russia to deploy Iskander rockets in Kaliningrad exclave over US cruise missile threat

Responding to the threat posed by US cruise missiles, which could be launched from sites in Eastern Europe, Russia will be forced to deploy its own ballistic missiles in its westernmost region, the head of the Russian Senate Defense Committee warned.

“One of the reasons why Russia opposed the deployment of the American ABM [anti-ballistic missile] system in Europe was the concern that this infrastructure may be quickly converted to deploy strike systems, in particular land-based cruise missiles. These concerns are being confirmed today,” Senator Viktor Ozerov, who chairs the upper house’s Defense and Security Committee, told Ria Novosi.

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More News On Reports That Russia Will Deploy Iskander Missiles In Kaliningrad To Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Moscow May Boost Defenses in Western Russia to Counter US Missiles in Europe -- Sputnik
New Russia missiles in Kaliningrad are answer to U.S. shield: lawmaker -- Reuters
Putin promises countermeasures in response to NATO expansion -- DW
Russia announces it will deploy its ballistic Iskander missiles in Europe in response to America's missile shield in latest hint that Putin is preparing for war -- Daily Mail
Russia responds to NATO advance with missiles in its Europe enclave -- CBS
Russia Deploys New Missiles to the Baltic Sea Region -- AP
Russia to move missiles closer to Europe amid 'NATO expansion' -- SKY News
Russia Aims Missiles At Europe? Moscow Bolsters Air Defense System In Baltic Region Near Poland -- IBTimes
Russia: New missiles in Kaliningrad answer US 'shield' -- Al Jazeera

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