The defense Ministry commented on the deployment of “Iskander-M” near Kaliningrad

The defense Ministry commented on the deployment of “Iskander-M” near Kaliningrad


RK “Iskander-M” at the Alabino polygon in the International military-technical forum “ARMY-2016”

Photo: Grigory Sysoev/RIA Novosti

In the Russian defense Ministry confirmed the deployment of missile complex “Iskander-M” in the Kaliningrad region. The Department stressed that these complexes will continue to be deployed near Kaliningrad in the framework of combat training

In the Russian defense Ministry 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. This statement was made on Saturday to journalists the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, reports “RIA Novosti”.

He recalled that the complex “Iskander” mobile. “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 the representative office.

According to Konashenkov, the Kaliningrad oblast is no exception. He noticed that in this region, “Iskander” has repeatedly transferred and will be transferred to the framework of the combat training of the Armed forces.

“By the way, the big secret of the transportation complex on the cargo ship “Levee” has not been done. I will say more: one “Iskander” was specially exhibited before booting in “Ambala” flying under the American razvedochny to clarify the parameter of this spacecraft,” — said Konashenkov (quoted by “Interfax”). “Long wait we didn’t have American partners in a fit of revealing themselves to us all and confirmed”, — he added.

On the eve of the transfer of complexes “Iskander-M” in the Kaliningrad region drew the attention of a number of Western media. In particular, The Guardian with reference to the Estonian sources, wrote that the complex is transported by ship from the center of Saint-Petersburg. According to the newspaper, talking about the ship, “Levee”, which was supposed to dock on Friday.

About the deployment of “Iskander” in the Kaliningrad region informed the Agency Reuters , citing a source in American intelligence. This interviewee clarified that the reasons for which Moscow is moving the complex can be “harmless”. He recalled that Russia has deployed such a system in Kaliningrad in 2014 for exercises.