The Russian military has deployed state-of-the art anti-shipping missiles in the country’s westernmost Baltic region, the Interfax news agency has reported, a move that comes amid rising tensions in ties between Russia and the west.
The military has put Bastion missile launchers on duty in the Kaliningrad exclave that borders the Nato members Poland and Lithuania, Interfax said. The Russian defence ministry said over the weekend that the Baltic fleet was rearming itself with new missile launchers, but did not elaborate. The ministry had no immediate comment on the Interfax report.
The Bastion fires supersonic Oniks cruise missiles, which have a range of up to 280 miles (450km) and can be used against ships and ground targets. Last week, it was employed in combat for the first time in Syria where the Russian military used it against militants.
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