Deputy Duma Defense Committee Yuri Shvytkin noted that Russia is not obliged to inform anyone about plans to deploy weapons in their territories, since such deployment does not contradict the norms of international law. RIA News cites the statement of the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation:
Our right, where and in what quantity, based on the national interests of our state, but with strict observance of the norms of international law. NATO acts again according to its double standards, in words it is one thing, but in practice it is completely different.
The Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly said that the Iskander OTRK will be deployed in the Kaliningrad region in response to the approach of NATO forces and assets to the Russian borders.