Russia May Strengthen Military Force in Kaliningrad

MOSCOW (Sputnik)– Russia may reinforce its military presence in its westernmost Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad in response to the United States deployment of weapons in western Europe, a Russian lawmaker said Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter confirmed his country’s intention to place 250 US tanks in seven Eastern European and Baltic nations.

“This will be primarily reflected in the principle of the territorial quartering of our troops on the territory of our country, including, I think, the Kaliningrad region,” First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of Russian parliament’s lower house Sergey Zhigarev told the Russian radio station Govorit Moskva.

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