The disposition of the missile forces of Russia at the border with Ukraine threatens whole Europe. Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) claimed this at the 11th Kyiv Security Council broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
‘I want to draw the attention to Russia’s missile forces located near our border. It is four missile units. They are armed with the modern missile system Iskander. There are two modifications of it – ballistic missile hits the targets at 500 km distance but Iskander-K possesses cruise missiles that can hit the target within 2, 500 km’, Turchynov noted.
According to National Security Secretary, the disposition of the missile forces of Russia at the border with Ukraine witnesses the withdrawal of Russia from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).
‘It is a demonstrative withdrawal of Russia from the INF Treaty. It threatens not only Ukraine as the withdrawal is the real threat to all European countries’, he emphasized.
On March 1, President of Russia Vladimir Putin reported about the testing of new hypersonic missile system.
As we reported in the course of the spring military conscription in 2018, the recruits of the annexed Crimea will be sent to Russian Strategic Missile Forces for the first time.