About this Peskov said in an interview Bi-bi-si, which at the time of preparation of this material has not been published, quotes from it leads TASS.
“This is a very difficult question. You can’t just withdraw the missiles from Kaliningrad, not knowing what plans the creation of an entire anti-missile system on the European continent would be abolished,” — said Peskov.
As previously mentioned , the complexes “Iskander” was transferred to the Kaliningrad region on 8 October. The defense Ministry then said that the Russian military has repeatedly deployed missile complexes “Iskander” in the Kaliningrad region and will do so in the future as part of combat training.
In November 2016, Peskov said that the deployment of missile complexes in the Kaliningrad region it is necessary in order to protect Russia against the background of the activities of NATO. “Russia is doing everything necessary to protect himself against expansion toward its borders by NATO,” — said Peskov, asked to comment on reports about the accommodation in the Kaliningrad region rocket complexes. According to the press Secretary of the head of state, “NATO really is an aggressive bloc.”
In the defense Ministry last year confirmed reports about the relocation of mobile missile complexes “Iskander-M” in Kaliningrad oblast, and noted that this was done in the framework of regularly scheduled inspections of the capabilities of national missile troops.
The representative of US state Department John Kirby said that the accommodation in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian missile systems is a factor that destabilizie European security. According to him, “Russia threatened to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad in the last decade in response to various developments in Europe.” In the opinion of the Department representative, any such development does not require “such a military response”.
“We call on Russia to refrain from words and deeds that do not meet the objectives of promoting security and stability,” encouraged Kirby.
The defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the security risk creates US, saturating Europe with weapons. “Real security threat today is not Russia, and the saturation of Europe with weapons and soldiers not of European origin” — Konashenkov said (quoted by TASS).
Defense Ministry spokesman recalled the construction and accommodation in Poland and Romania of elements of the us missile defense system, as well as accommodation in the Baltic States combat units of NATO armed forces, the backbone of whom are U.S. servicemen. Konashenkov recalled the direction to Norway troops of the marine corps of the United States. “No need to be a rear Admiral, to understand one simple thing: all the current threats to European security are a consequence in the last ten years the US military policy”, — he said.