The Iskander nuclear-capable missile systems that Russia has deployed in Kaliningrad are capable of reaching many European capitals, even Berlin, said the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Brussels, March 19, reports Espreso TV, citing Delfi.lt.
“The Baltic countries have taken a very strong position regarding Russia and now we can observe how Russia is deploying weapons and equipment near our borders, in the Kaliningrad region. In particular, the Iskander missile systems that are capable of reaching many European capitals, even Berlin,” she said.
Therefore, in her view, it is impossible to discuss any easing or repeal of sanctions now.
The Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopach said recently that Putin wants to influence the decision on sanctions at the European Council meeting on March 19-20 by moving the Iskander systems to the Kaliningrad region.
Earlier it was reported that the Iskander complexes will now be based in the Kaliningrad region as part of the sudden massive military drill launched on March 16, by order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The missiles can be equipped with a nuclear or a conventional warhead.