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Iskander Disturbed NATO Member Countries

Iskander Disturbed NATO Member Countries October 10, 2016

Russia’s deployment of nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles to Kaliningrad outpost draw reaction from Lithuania and Poland’s defence ministries. Russian Defence Ministry confirmed the deployment on 8 October, stating that it is part of a Russian armed forces training plan and does not pose ant threats to NATO member countries. Lithuanian Foreign Ministry warned that such actions were possible violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the missiles might be used for hindering the actions of NATO's allied forces in the region, while Poland percieved the move as openly agressive, adding that it did not require an immediate response from NATO since it fits previous exercise patterns.  

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