Moscow responded to the US statement on the transfer of s-400 near Kaliningrad

A soldier in the launcher antiaircraft missile system s-400 “Triumph”

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The defense Ministry responded to the statement of U.S. state Department spokesman John Kirby, who saw the deployment of missile systems s-400 and Iskander threat to European security. The threat comes from the United States, according to the defense Ministry

The security risk creates US, saturating Europe with weapons, said the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov. He was commenting on a statement by U.S. state Department spokesman John Kirby on the placement of systems s-400 complexes “Iskander” in the Kaliningrad region, made the day before.

“Real security threat today is not Russia, and the saturation of Europe with weapons and soldiers not of European origin” — Konashenkov said (quoted by TASS).

Defense Ministry spokesman recalled the construction and accommodation in Poland and Romania of elements of the us missile defense system, and also about the forthcoming deployment in the Baltic States combat units of NATO armed forces, the backbone of whom are U.S. servicemen. Konashenkov recalled the direction to Norway troops of the marine corps of the United States. “No need to be a rear Admiral, to understand one simple thing: all the current threats to European security are a consequence in the last ten years the US military policy”, — he said.

“Perhaps the issues of ensuring national security of the US and be placed on the territory of this country of the us army units is not included in the competence of the President of the United States and shall be resolved through discussions or voting with his colleagues from other countries. However, in the Russian Federation the security of the state is the prerogative of the leadership of our country. Therefore, all complaints and suggestions about where, when, what and how on its territory, we must ensure their safety, it is better to leave at itself”, — concluded Konashenkov.

The day before, November 21, the U.S. state Department spokesman rear Admiral John Kirby said that the Iskanders and s-400, deployed in the Kaliningrad region, a factor which destabilizie European security. “We call on Russia to refrain from words and deeds that do not meet the goals of promoting security and stability,” — said the diplomat.

In October 2016, the defense Ministry confirmed the deployment in the Kaliningrad region rocket complexes “Iskander”, the Ministry said that these systems have repeatedly moved into the region, and the Russian military will continue to do so.

November 21, “Interfax” with reference to sources reported that in the Kaliningrad region also deployed anti-complexes “Bastion”. NATO has called the deployment of the new systems on the border of the “aggressive military stance”.

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