Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kaliningrad Is Becoming A Key Russian Military Bastion Facing Europe

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Source: Institute for the Study of War

Sergey Sukhankin, Council on Foreign Relations: Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

The deployment of Iskander-M missiles to Kaliningrad in October 2016 was the latest step in the continued militarisation of the Russian enclave. Previously hailed as the pilot region for EU-Russia relations, and even Russia’s answer to Hong Kong, it is instead turning into a military bastion, a key outpost of the ‘Russian world’, and an ideological battlefield between Russia and the West. What was once referred to as the ‘Kaliningrad puzzle’ has quickly become the ‘Kaliningrad headache’.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can't shoot what you can't see. But you can't survive on the modern battlefield when what you can't see, sees you. I don't believe the claims of Russia, that US and soon to be European stealth aircraft can be tracked by them.