Contents tagged with Iskander

  • Ukrainian military command: Russia has used up almost all of its Kalibr and Iskander missiles since the beginning of invasion

    During the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has used almost the entire arsenal of Iskander short-range ballistic missiles and Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles, reported the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    "The occupying forces have lost their offensive potential and have been stopped in all directions. The enemy has significant problems with logistics and continues to suffer heavy losses," the General Staff said.

    According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Forces, since …

  • Russia moves Iskander missile systems from Siberia to Ukrainian border

    Russia is moving Iskander missile systems from at least two brigades of the Eastern Military District to the west. According to an investigation of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), the Russian missile systems are being deployed to Ukrainian borders.

    In a TikTok video, which was taken in the Far East and published on Twitter on January 11, the CIT identified a 9K720 Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system. Another video, filmed in the Sverdlovsk region and posted on January 13, …

  • Russia carries out Iskander missile launches in Baltics

    The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet has worked out missile strikes using Iskander tactical missile systems, Interfax reports.

    According to the spokesperson of the Baltic Fleet Roman Martov, the Iskander crews covertly advanced to the designated positions. They prepared the launching pads there and performed single and multiple missile launches at targets. Missile launchers, airfields, protected facilities and military command posts were used as hypothetical targets.

    In addition, the Iskander crews …

  • Experts: North Korean missiles look very similar to Russian Iskanders

    The three new missiles recently tested by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un look very similar to the Russian missiles that have been used in Syria, and which Russia has been trying to sell over the years, wrote the Associated Press.

    After a pause with the ballistic missiles launches, which began in late 2017, the head of the DPRK personally supervised the launch of the first missile on Saturday and two more on Thursday.

    According to experts, these missiles are very similar to the Iskander …

  • Israeli satellites photographed Russian Iskander missile systems in Syria

    Israeli satellites photographed the presence of Iskander tactical missiles at the Latakia airbase in Syria where the Russian military is based. 

    A photo and the interpretation of the Israeli satellite images was published by The Jerusalem Post.

    The two Iskanders in trucks are clearly seen at the airbase on the northeast side of the runway, the newspaper reports. The photos were taken on 28 December. Earlier this weapon had been hidden from satellites, however, due to recent rains it has been …

  • Lavrov: Iskander missile systems were deployed to Kaliningrad due to destructive actions of NATO

    Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, stated in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the deployment of the Iskander-M missile systems to the Kaliningrad region was a result of the destructive actions of NATO.

    “Under the existing conditions, Russia, which faces the need to adapt to the changing environment of the continent, had to undertake a set of measures to strengthen their defense capabilities and national security,” Lavrov noted.

    He also stated …

  • Russia declares that Iskander missiles will be permanently stationed in Kaliningrad

    Russia will deploy Iskander missile systems as well as S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft systems in Kaliningrad district, according to the chairman of the Federation Council Defence and Security Committee, Victor Ozerov, as reported by Russia’s RIA news agency.

    According to Ozerov, Russia is strengthening its air defense capability on its western border in response to deployment of the American anti-aircraft system in Europe.

    “We have to strengthen our system of air defense in this direction, bring …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Russia’s deployment of Iskanders to Kaliningrad is a disproportionate response

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski believes that Russia’s deployment of Iskander missile systems in the Kaliningrad region is an unreasonable and absolutely disproportionate response to the strengthening of the eastern NATO flank. He stated this opinion during a meeting with his Belarusian colleague Vladimir Makei in Warsaw, TVN24 reported.

    “We see no grounds for such strengthening of the Kaliningrad garrison,” Waszczykowski said when commenting on the deployment of Iskander …

  • Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the transfer of Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad

    The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the deployment of Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad region. According to TASS news agency the statement was made by the official representative from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Igor Konashenkov.

    Previously, this transfer was reported by Western media, including references to US intelligence.

    The general said that the Defense Ministry did not make the transfer of Iskanders a secret. “Nobody made a big secret out of the …