In the United States saw a threat to the security of Europe in the transfer under Kaliningrad, “Iskander” and s-400
In the United States believe that the location of the Kaliningrad region of the Russian rocket complexes “Iskander” and anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 destabilizie European security. This was stated at a briefing in Washington, the head of the press service of the state Department, John Kirby, reports Reuters.
Kirby noted that Russia threatened to deploy missiles “Iskander” near Kaliningrad in the last decade in response to various developments in Europe. But “no” such a development does not require “such a military response,” said the American diplomat. “We call on Russia to refrain from words and deeds that do not meet the goals of promoting security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region,” said John Kirby, quoted by TASS.
“We understand that Russia has the right to exercise its conventional and nuclear forces on its own territory,” noted Kirby. However, he said, “the deployment of missiles “Iskander” and s-400 in Kaliningrad has a destabilizing effect on European security”.
The state Department representative was asked to comment on reports in the Russian press about the deployment of the Russian missile complex “Bastion” in Kaliningrad, which became known yesterday. However, in the answer the official representative of foreign policy Department of the USA read out a statement regarding missile complexes “Iskander” and s-400. About the “Bastion” was not mentioned.
In October, the defense Ministry confirmed that the Russian military deployed in the Kaliningrad region rocket complexes “Iskander”. Commenting on this statement, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saidhe was not surprised by the transfer of Russian missile complexes “Iskander-M” in the Kaliningrad region. According to him, this step fits into the habitual behavior of Russia.
The first battalions of s-400 were supplied to Kaliningrad oblast in 2012. On the eve of the source of”Interfax” reported that in the Kaliningrad region division deployed coastal missile complex “Bastion”.