Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry noted that the deployment of Iskander in the westernmost region of the Russian Federation was ready to go because of the continued advance of NATO military infrastructure to the Russian borders and because of the creation of an American missile defense system in Eastern Europe, which seeks to destroy the balance of forces.
At the beginning of the week, announcements were made from Vilnius that Russia "deployed Iskander OTRK near Kaliningrad on an ongoing basis." Lithuanian authorities have announced that NATO “should not leave it unattended”.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite:
Russian missile systems at our borders threaten not only our country, but the whole of Europe.
Meanwhile, in the course of a sociological survey conducted in Lithuania, 52% of respondents expressed the need to establish relations with Russia. 26% stated that this is not necessary.