NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s Baltic outpost digs in for standoff with NATO” [Kaliningrad] – Reuters
Russia and NATO are each building up their military capability across eastern Europe, spurred by the conflict in Ukraine …. For Russia, a strategic centerpiece is … Kaliningrad … a small piece of Russian territory sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania, allowing the Kremlin to project its military power into the alliance’s northern flank. … there was ample visible evidence of Russia enhancing its military presence. * * * Kaliningrad was born after World War Two when Soviet troops occupied the German port of Koenigsberg. * * * Russia is likely to deploy the Iskander-M ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad within the next two to three years, sources close to its military have told Reuters.