14:38 Nov. 21, 2016
After NATO air defence deployment in Romania, Russia threatens Europe with its C-400s and Iskander systems
The Russian command plans to deploy new advanced space-air weapons in its western military regions, including C-400 anti-aircraft systems and The Iskander ballistic missile systems in the Kaliningrad region, the country's parliamentary defence and security committee chairman Victor Ozerov claimed, the UNIAN agency reports.
The new additional forces will be deployed in the capacity of response to the probable deployment of the U.S. anti-missile shields in Europe, the official also said. Besides, new combat units are to be formed in the western and southern military regions of Russia.
"Also, we don't suppress the fact that we're advancing our air forces and developing new modern configurations of the ground-to-air and air-to-ground systems able to overpass the U.S. and European defence," the Russian official said.
Russia is constantly keeping tabs on the NATO activity in Europe and "ready to react", Ozerov also stressed.
In October, Russia has deployed new Iskander missile systems able to bear nuclear warheads in its western region of Kaliningrad.