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Russia angered by Nato surrounding Baltic fleet in Kaliningrad- unprecedented war games

Russia lets fly over nuclear war games as Nato surrounds Baltic fleet in Kaliningrad, Sunday Times, Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad was surrounded on three sides by Nato forces yesterday at the start of an unprecedented set of summer war games.

Operation Sabre Strike 2017 includes the first full deployment of America’s strategic nuclear bombers and a simulated air assault by the Royal Marines in the Baltics.

Russia’s Baltic fleet is based in Kaliningrad and the territory also plays host to a deployment of Iskander short-range ballistic missiles with a 300-mile reach capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The “historic” deployment of all three types of USstrategic nuclear bomber — B-52, B-1 and the B-2 stealth aircraft — is to show American commitment to “ready and posture forces focused on deterring conflict”, said Lieutenant-General Richard Clark, a US airforce commander…….https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russia-lets-fly-over-nuclear-war-games-as-nato-surrounds-baltic-fleet-in-kaliningrad-9wzmw2qhg

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June 19, 2017 - Posted by | Russia, weapons and war

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