Contents tagged with Kaliningrad

  • NATO troops will be deployed 70 km from Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad

    In January 2017, divisions and equipment of NATO’s Armored Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to Poland, Radio Poland reported. Initially, they will be deployed in the territory of western Poland between cities of Drawsko Pomorskie and Żagań. Afterwards, its other divisions will be deployed in other regions of the country.

    In April 2017, the U.S. NATO battalion will be deployed to the testing ground in Orzysz, which is located a distance of 70 kilometers from the border with Kaliningrad.

    In …

  • U.S. and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft fly over Russian Kaliningrad and Crimea

    On Friday, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Black Sea near the coast of the Crimea and a Swedish Gulfsteam 4 signals intelligence aircraft flew over Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, Interfax reported.

    According to websites that track the movement of military aircraft, the U.S. P-8A with tail number 168 761 took off from the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily and flew over the southern coast of the Crimea.

    The Swedish Air Force’s Gulfstream 4 with …

  • Media: Russia is strengthening its military presence in the Baltics

    According to the Russian Izvestia newspaper, Russia is reinforcing its Baltic fleet with a division of small Buyan-M type missile corvettes equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles. In addition a new coastal defense brigade equipped with Bastion and Bal missile systems will be deployed in Kaliningrad.

    Russian military experts believe that these modern weapon systems will allow for the strengthening of defense around the Kaliningrad region in the view of the increased NATO military presence in the …

  • Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the transfer of Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad

    The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the deployment of Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad region. According to TASS news agency the statement was made by the official representative from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Igor Konashenkov.

    Previously, this transfer was reported by Western media, including references to US intelligence.

    The general said that the Defense Ministry did not make the transfer of Iskanders a secret. “Nobody made a big secret out of the …