Russia has deployed advanced Iskander missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in the Kaliningrad enclave in the Baltic Sea, officials said.
Russia earlier said that the deployment of the Iskander rocket in Kaliningrad would only be temporary and that it was the response to the United States that accumulated forces in the Baltic region.
Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Russian Parliament’s Lower House Defense Committee Committee, said today that the Iskander rocket systems were sent to Kaliningrad, but he did not say how long.
“Yes, rocket systems are deployed,” he said, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Naved missiles “Iskander” have a range of up to 500 kilometers and can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.