22 October 2016

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Poland calls Russia's Kaliningrad missile deployment inappropriate

Russia's move to deploy nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into the Kaliningrad enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania is an inappropriate response to NATO's activities in the region, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Monday, according to Reuters.

"We believe that the Russian response, the moving of missiles, is an inappropriate response to NATO's activity," Waszczykowski said at a news conference, as reported by Reuters.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad enclave, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Saturday, adding it was part of routine drills.

"They moved a similar missile system to Kaliningrad in 2014 for a military exercise. It could also be a political gesture - a show of strength - to express displeasure with NATO," the U.S. intelligence official told Reuters.

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