5 Feb 2018 15:08

Russian Baltic fleet declines to comment on reports of Iskander systems near Kaliningrad

MOSCOW. Feb 5 (Interfax-AVN) - The headquarters of the Russian Baltic Fleet has declined to comment on reports about the deployment of Iskander-M tactical missile systems near Kaliningrad.

"No comment," the fleet's press service told Interfax on Monday.

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis told BNS that Russia had placed Iskander-M systems in the Kaliningrad region on Monday.

The systems were previously brought there for drills, but now it is placed on a permanent basis, with all the necessary infrastructure, he said.

The Iskander systems were supposed to be unloaded at the Kaliningrad port at noon, Karoblis said in Rukla.