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Ballistic missile systems to be redeployed to Russia's westernmost region — source

March 17, 2015, 12:52 UTC+3

The Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems will be redeployed to the Kaliningrad region as part of the ongoing snap check of combat readiness in the Russian Armed Forces

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MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. The Iskander tactical ballistic missile systems will be redeployed during a surprise inspection of troops to the Kaliningrad region in Russia’s northwest, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Tuesday.

"The redeployment of the fighter and bomber aviation is planned to the Kaliningrad region, and the army grouping in the Baltic region will be reinforced with the Iskander missile systems of the Western Military District that will be moved by the large landing ships of the Baltic Fleet," said the source.

A surprise inspection of the Northern Fleet and separate formations of the Western Military District is being conducted in Russia in the period from March 16 to 21. The snap check involves some 38,000 troops, 3,360 units of military equipment, 41 warships, 15 submarines, 110 warplanes and helicopters.

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