Contents tagged with Iskander missiles

  • Russian troops held exercises using Iskander missiles

    The Russian military conducted a training exercise, making simulated strikes from an Iskander-M operational and tactical missile system at the testing site of the Western Military District in the Leningrad region, the Russian Ministry of Defense’s website reports.

    The training focused on the preparedness of the missiles complexes for fire, and conducting individual and group e-launches of missiles aimed at targets simulating enemy command posts and radars, which were located at a distance of …

  • NATO will continue strengthening its defenses in response to the transfer of Iskanders to Kaliningrad

    NATO is deeply concerned about the placement of Russian missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads near alliance borders and will continue its policy of strengthening defenses and engaging in political dialogue, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

    “In recent weeks, Russia has placed a system of missiles that can carry nuclear warheads near the borders of NATO. This is a manifestation of large-scale military activity and exercises near our borders. The allies are deeply concerned …

  • Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues note of protest to Russian Ambassador

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned the Russian ambassador to Lithuania, Alexander Udaltsov, and handed him a note of protest regarding regular provocations of the Russian navy in the Baltic Sea. That is how Lithuania called on Russia to adhere to the norms of international law and principles of good-neighborliness, and intended to ensure that similar incidents don’t occur in the future, Delfi reported.

    The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry reiterated its concerns about the …

  • Stoltenberg presents NATO’s position on Russia’s deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, expressed the opinion that Russia has followed a habitual course of action by deploying Iskander-M missile systems to Kaliningrad.

    “We saw that they deployed missile systems in the Kaliningrad region. This is all part of a mosaic that is being assembled over a certain period of time,” TASS quoted Stoltenberg as saying.

    According to him, the military bloc has already conducted the strongest program of …

  • NATO criticized transfer of Russian Iskanders to Kaliningrad

    NATO has sharply criticized the transfer of Russian Iskander-M tactical missiles to a Kaliningrad region which borders both Poland and Lithuania.

    “The placement of missiles, which are equipped with nuclear warheads, to an area bordering member countries of the Alliance does not promote a reduction of the level of tensions,” this was said by a spokesman for NATO during an interview with dpa on the 9th of October.

    “We need an increase, and not a decrease, in the level of transparency. We also …

  • Russian rocket division placed on high readiness

    The Rocket Division of Russia's Eastern Military District, stationed in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast,  was placed on a high alert as a result of the end-of-summer military training.  This was reported by the Acting Head of the press service of the Eastern Military District of Russian Army, Lieutenant-Colonel Vadim Astafyev.

    “The personnel of the division performed a 200-kilometer march to Bidzhan [the city in Jewish Autonomous Oblast of Russia].  They were part of a convoy of military …