The decision of Russia to deploy missile complex “Iskander” in the Kaliningrad oblast is not a valid response to the actions of the Northern Alliance in Eastern Europe, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski at a press conference on Monday.
“We believe that the Russian response — the deployment of missile weapons is an inadequate response to the actions of NATO,” he said (quoted by Reuters).
That Russia throws complex “Iskander-M” in Kaliningrad oblast, in early October, told the British newspaper the Guardian, referring to the Estonian sources, and Reuters, citing a source in American intelligence. Source Reuters expressed the opinion that Moscow has gone on such step or for upcoming exercises, as it was in 2014, either for “show of force — in order to show dissatisfaction with NATO.”
Later the information on the transfer of the complex “Iskander-M” in the Kaliningrad region has confirmed the Ministry of defense of Russia. The official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov said that the missile system is not just thrown in the Kaliningrad region.
“The plan of combat training of units of missile troops marching improving year-round training, overcoming considerable distances the territory of the Russian Federation in various ways: air, sea, and on their own,” — said Konashenkov.
However Poland has expressed concern about the deployment of “Iskander” in the adjacent Russian region. The Minister of defence Antony, Macierewicz said that the Polish armed forces and intelligence are “in constant readiness to monitor and guarantee the security of Poland and the partner countries”. Macierewicz also said that Russia’s recent actions “constitute a great concern” in the world.