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Russia deploys Iskander-M in Kaliningrad, able to bear nuclear missiles: Poland immediately reacts
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Poland regards Russia's missile deployment of Iskander in Kaliningrad near Poland and Lithuan borders as inappropriate step.

Russia has decided to protect this territory by Iskanders in response to NATO's activities in the region. Poland in its turn considers that nuclear-weapon deployment is unbalanced and inappropriate reaction fron Russian party, argued Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Reuters reports.

Waszczykowski claimed during the press-conference, dedicated to the military actions of Russia:

"We believe that the Russian response, the moving of missiles, is an inappropriate response to NATO's activity,"

Russia's Defense Ministry took decision to deploy Iskander-M missiles in Kaliningrad, emphasizing it was part of ordinary military exercises.

It is not the first time the Russian army executes given maneuvers. Early in 2014 during military drills Russia underwent similar moves aimed at supplying missile systems to Kaliningrad.

The U.S. intelligence official considers this act as a part of politics, gesture to express its power and to show discontent with NATO presence in the region.

Iskander-M (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced by Russia.

The Iskander ballistic missile is superior to its predecessor, the Oka. The Iskander-M system is equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles, model 9M723K1. Each one is controlled throughout the entire flight path and fitted with an inseparable warhead. Each missile in the launch carrier vehicle can be independently targeted in a matter of seconds. The mobility of the Iskander launch platform makes a launch difficult to prevent. by the Russian Federation.

Early reported Latvia strengthens its border with Russia. Defence Ministry of Latvia started an active roll-call in the Latvian National Armed Forces.

Latvia strengthens surveillance across state border and Latvian airspace because of the high activity of Russia close to Baltic countries territory. At the end of last week, Latvia identified several Russian planes near its borders: Su-24 tactical bombers, Su-27 multipurpose fighters and an An-26 military transport plane.

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