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    Russia to Keep Missiles in Kaliningrad Amid NATO Plans to Create Missile System

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    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia cannot withdraw missiles in its western Kaliningrad region without knowing that plans for creating entire missile system are to be abolished on the European continent.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is going to keep its missiles in its western Kaliningrad region as NATO is working on creating an “entire missile system” in Europe, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the BBC broadcaster.

    “It is a very complicated issue. You cannot just withdraw those missiles from Kaliningrad without knowing that plans for creating entire missile system are to be abolished on the European continent,” Peskov said.

    On October 8, 2016, official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the information on relocation of Iskander missile complexes to the Kaliningrad region, adding that it was a part of routine drills aimed improving missile forces capabilities.

    On October 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the CNN broadcaster that by placing weapons in Kaliningrad, Russia acts on its territory, while Washington placed weapons in Eastern Europe, which is not US territory.

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    Iskander-M ballistic missile systems, Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, Kaliningrad region, Russia
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    • avatar
      tobi.gelando
      Russia with his FM Lavrov are fully Right !!!
    • siberianhusky
      Put nuclear warheads on the missiles in Kaliningrad and put the on a 24/7 alert until NATO and the Americans get a moment of sanity and realizing they are on the wrong track.
      Now the Poles will be screaming but are the European lunatics and nothing can be done about that
    • avatar
      michael
      maybe even add to the hardware there?
    • avatar
      skylein
      The Soviet Union stole "Kaliningrad" from Germany. They ought to do the right thing and give it back. Ditto for the German land given to Poland, "Chezchoslovakia, France, Denmark etc.
    • siberianhusky
      Put nukes on the Iskander missiles and put them on a 24/7 red alert. The polish government will poop in their pants.
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