The deployment of Iskander missile systems in the Kaliningrad enclave has raised serious concerns in the West
Sweden saw Russia's latest move as a provocation. According to the Swedish Defense Minister, the deployment of the systems will exacerbate the state of affairs in the Baltic region as Iskander missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
On October 10, Poland's Foreign Minister stated that the redeployment of Iskander missile systems came as Russia's inadequate reaction to NATO's actions in the region.
The head of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg stated that Moscow was following its usual line of conduct
It was also said that defense minister of 28 NATO members would discuss the redeployment of Russian nuclear-capable missile complexes at a meeting on October 26-27 in Brussels, Belgium
According to official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, Iskander missile systems have been deployed in Russia's Kaliningrad enclave before, and this practice will continue within the scope of combat training of the Russian Armed Forces. He also said that the Russian military did not make the operation a secret