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Polish Army Ready to Protect Country Amid Russian Missile Deployment

Sputnik News

20:07 08.10.2016(updated 20:22 08.10.2016)

Poland's armed forces are ready to protect the country, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Saturday, commenting on the reports of Russia's deployment of Iskander-M mobile missile systems in the Kaliningrad region.

WARSAW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, media reports cited a source in the US intelligence saying that Russia was deploying Iskander-M in Kaliningrad. Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov donfirmed the reports, saying that Moscow made no secret of sending the missile systems to Kaliningrad as their movement within the country is a standard army practice.

"Recent actions of the Russian Federation are a cause of our particular concern," Macierewicz said, commenting on the deployment of missile systems, as quoted by the PAP news agency.

According to the minister, Poland has for a long time been monitoring Russia's actions such as the Iskander-M deployment.

Such actions lead to "the Polish armed forces and the Polish Information System, in cooperation with our allies, being willing to constantly monitor and guarantee the security of Poland," he said.


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