Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Kaliningrad

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On February 5, Russian state-run media reported that the country has permanently deployed Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland and Lithuania. Russia previously deployed the advanced missile system to Kaliningrad in December 2017, a reportedly “temporary” move in response to a U.S. build up of forces in Europe. The Iskander (NATO designation: SS-26 ‘Stone’) is a road-mobile, solid-fueled ballistic missile system with a range of approximately 500 km. It is capable of carrying conventional or nuclear warheads.