Russia permanently deploys Iskander nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad exclave?

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Russia has deployed advanced nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave, RIA agency said.

Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Russian lower house of parliament’s defense committee, confirmed the deployment. “Yes, they have been deployed. The deployment of foreign military infrastructure automatically falls onto the priority list for targeting,” he said.

The Iskander missiles have been deployed to Kaliningrad numerous times before, often as a response to NATO training exercises or deployment of troops to its Eastern flank. However, according to Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis, the move is permanent.

The latest model of Iskander 3M14 missiles has a range of 2,000 kilometers and can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

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