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Relocating Iskander system is not a surprise
The Russian Federation has deployed the Iskander missile systems to Kaliningrad several times in recent years, always redeploying them after military exercises. The movement of the Iskander systems is thus not surprising, although these steps could lead to the permanent deployment of the systems in Kaliningrad.
These developments are in line with the Russian Federation long-term military planning and an example of how Russia prioritizes the deployment of advanced military technology in the Western military district.
There have been no signs of escalation of tensions or military activity in the vicinity of Estonian borders, and there is no direct military threat to Estonia at the moment. Nonetheless, we will continue to observe the situation.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met today, in Tokyo, with Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, in order to discuss bilateral defence cooperation and questions related to international security. This was the first trip to Japan by Estonia’s Minister of Defence.