14:14 Oct. 8, 2016
A possible show of strength from Moscow, a US intel official said
Russia is moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad, a tiny Russian enclave sitting between Poland and Lithuania, a U.S. intelligence official said Friday, confirming recent Estonian news reports.
Russia's reasons for shipping the 500-kilometer-range Iskander-M missiles to Kaliningrad "could be innocuous," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
'They moved a similar missile system to Kaliningrad in 2014 for a military exercise. It could also be a political gesture - a show of strength - to express displeasure with NATO,' said the official.
Russia has repeatedly said it will respond to a challenge that 'NATO eastern expansion' represents.
Reporting by Reuters