Russia to give up in response to the U.S. deployment of tactical missiles Kaliningrad
Data Figure: Russian-made Iskander tactical missile
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin 19, said in view of the United States to give up in the Czech Republic and Poland the idea of ??deploying anti-missile system Russia is prepared to take steps to respond, has no need to deploy in the Kaliningrad Oblast, “Iskander” missile.
Popovkin day live in Moscow Echo radio show that “reason to prevail over the ambitions,” Therefore, it is not deployed in the Kaliningrad Oblast, “Iskander” missile necessity . He stressed that Russia intended to deploy this in the Kaliningrad Oblast missile program does not violate any international treaty.
the United States and the Czech Republic signed in August last year, the U.S. anti-missile radar base in the Czech Republic to establish an agreement with Poland on U.S. missile defense base in the wave reached an agreement to establish. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last November in State of the Union to the Russian parliament, said Russia might be deployed in the Kaliningrad Oblast, “Iskander” missile. He claimed that the responses are forced, because this is in response to the United States may deploy anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. When he was NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said it will try to avoid the situation that developed. Earlier this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said that the deployment in Kaliningrad, “Iskander” missile program is temporarily interrupted, Russia prepared to wait for the United States to take certain steps. If the United States continue to implement the anti-missile plans in Eastern Europe, then Russia will use “Iskander” missile to respond. 17 this month, U.S. President Obama to renounce the establishment of missile defense bases in Eastern Europe program.
It is understood that the Russian Army, “Iskander” tactical use of an integrated missile system deep inside the enemy forces is a small target precision strikes, for export, “Iskander” missile has a range of 280 kilometers, the Russian military deployment, “Iskander” missile range to 500 km. (Reporter Zhang Guangzheng)