Russia may reinforce its group of Iskander missile systems in the Russian city of Kaliningrad in response to a deployment of the US armoured division in Poland, the chairman of the State Duma’s defense committee Vladimir Shamanov told the Russian state-run media outlet TASS on Thursday.
“This creates prerequisites that may eventually enable them to create a certain stronghold. We will surely not turn a blind eye on this. We will take retaliatory measures,” Shamanov said adding that Russia would likely deploy additional forces to counter this threat.
Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry officially announced that the US military presence in eastern Europe violates NATO-Russia agreements. The ministry said that while the US has increased a number of deployed military equipment in Poland up to a mechanized division. (MORE HERE)