Russia is “secretly” placed cruise missiles, despite complaints from American officials that it violates the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles concluded between Moscow and Washington in 1987, writes The New York Times, citing officials in the administration of the President of the United States.
Administration officials said that the Russians currently have two battalions of cruise missiles. One is still at the site “Kapustin Yar” in Astrakhan region. The other moved in December from this site on the basis of “somewhere else” in the country, said the publication of a senior official.
Each missile battalion, the newspaper, consists of four mobile launchers and a large supply of missiles. The launcher at the same time “much like” setting for missile complexes “Iskander”, which are allowed in accordance with the international Treaty.