Russia to deploy Iskander missiles near Polish border

Russia to deploy Iskander missiles near Polish border
# 05 November 2008 15:13 (UTC +04:00)
Moscow–APA. Russia will deploy short-range Iskander missiles in its exclave of Kaliningrad next to Poland in response to U.S. missile plans for Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday in his address to the Council of Federation, APA reports quoting the Russian news agencies. “We earlier planned to remove three missile regiments of a missile division deployed in Kozelsk (Kaluga Region) from combat duty and disband the division by 2010. I have made a decision to withdraw these plans," Medvedev said.
Kaliningrad is smallest and the most remote region of Russia. It borders with Poland in the south and with Lithuania in the east. The region has an access to the Baltic Sea in the north. The United States will deploy a part of its missile defense system in Poland. Iskander known as “wonder-missile” and being at disposal of the Russian ground troops was named in favor of Alexander the Great.
#
#

THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED