Cold War 2.0
Moscow says it will deploy its S-400 air missile defense system along with Iskander ballistic missile in Russia's westernmost region of Kaliningrad, near the border with the Baltic countries of Lithuania and Poland and NATO member states.
"Russia sees the deployment of its missiles near the western border as a response to Washington setting up a US missile shield in Europe," Russia's RIA news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Monday.
The S-400 missile system is Russia's most modern air defense system. It can track some 300 targets and shoot down around three dozen simultaneously over a range of several hundred kilometers.
Kaliningrad is sandwiched between Lithuania from the north and east and Poland from the south. The Baltic Sea is on the region’s west.
Russia has deployed the systems to the region more than once. Poland and Lithuania have expressed concern about the move.