Lithuania called the militarization of Kaliningrad a challenge for NATO

The Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, said in an interview with The Times that he considers the Russian military build-up in Kaliningrad a challenge for NATO. 

Particularly, Linkevičius called on NATO to stop "Russian military hooliganism” stating that “the military build-up in Kaliningrad is a challenge for NATO."

Earlier, Lithuania stated that Russia is trying to limit the arrival of NATO allied ships to the Baltic States with the help of the new coastal missile complexes in the Kaliningrad region.

In October, it was reported that Russia transferred an Iskander missile complex to the Kaliningrad region, which is located between Poland and Lithuania. In late November, it became known that Russia deployed the Bastion missile complex to the Kaliningrad region.

  Lithuania, Russia, NATO, Kaliningrad, Iskander missiles