Russia Prepares Ballistic Missiles to Face NATO

Russia Prepares Ballistic Missiles to Face NATO

Russia Prepares Ballistic Missiles to Face NATO. Tensions in Eastern Europe since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are still increasing. Ukraine receives direct support and assistance from a number of member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO. According to the Russian government, currently NATO has deployed tens of thousands of troops and more than 1000 combat vehicles.

“Currently the group of NATO reinforcements near the border, we number up to 33,000 people. With around 300 tanks and more than 800 other armored fighting vehicles.” said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Soigu. Apart from that, Soigu also said that NATO member countries were still continuing to hold joint military exercises involving up to 90,000 soldiers. According to Soigu, this seeks to strengthen their activities in the Arctic. Especially after Sweden joined NATO. According to him, this has increased military and political tensions in western and northwestern Russia.

However, according to the Institute for the study of War, Russia has prepared itself to face a large-scale conflict. This is reflected in the Russian government’s recent steps to expand the Leningard military district. According to the Russian news agency Isast Vestia in Karelia, one of the republics in the north of Russia that borders Finland, a group of brigades and Iskander ballistic missiles have been formed, and a tank division has also been considered. But no decision has been taken regarding this. Not only that, Russia has also deployed new air defense forces in the Karelia region consisting of fighter and bomber regiments.