Russia Denies been Moves Missiles Near the Border of NATO

RusiaNewspapers Wall Street Journal in an article published on Tuesday (30/11) said that the United States believes Russia’s move “a number of tactical nuclear warhead a distance of close to facilities close ally of NATO in the spring recently.”

However, Chief of General Staff of Russian Armed Forces, on Tuesday denied media rumors that Russia has deployed nuclear missiles at close range near the border with NATO countries. “We’re not carrying any missiles in Kaliningrad region,” General Nikolai Makarov, commenting on the report, as quoted by RIA-Novosti OANA.

Moscow has long opposed NATO’s deployment of missile defense facilities near the border, claiming they would threaten the security and damage the balance of strategic forces in Europe. The U.S. plans prior to placement in September if anti-missile defense system in the Republic of Czechs and Poles.

Moscow welcomed the move, and President Dmitry Medvedev said then that Russia would withdraw plans to deploy tactical Iskander-M missiles in the Kaliningrad Region, which borders with the members of NATO, Poland and Lithuania.

Iskander-M systems (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) is equipped with two solid propellant guided missile 9M723K1 level one with the ability to “quasi-ballistic“. This missile has a range of 400 km (250 miles) and reportedly can carry nuclear and conventional warheads.


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