Russia builds up military sites on Poland’s border, images reveal – 247 news

Russia builds up military sites on Poland’s border, images reveal – 247 news


Russia has made improvements to military bases in its westernmost European exclave in a sign that Putin is showing his strength ahead of a one-on-one meeting with Trump, satellite photographs show The images reveal that between March and June this year, Russia developed a munitions storage site in Kaliningrad Kaliningrad is a small stretch of territory on the Baltic Sea nestled between NATO members Poland and Lithuania It was conquered by the USSR in the Second World War and later colonised, its German citizens expelled ‹ Slide me › +4 Copy link to paste in your message +4 Copy link to paste in your message According to Defense One, the photographs show changes at a bunker in Baltiysk, which is near the Polish border AdChoicesADVERTISINGinRead invented by TeadsMatt Hall, a senior analyst at 3GIMBALS, told Defense One: ‘The visible change between the two images provided appears to be the fortification of buildings, characteristic of explosive storage bunkers, utilizing earthen berms to further insulate these structures  ‘There also appears to be clearings, new structures visible within the the forested portion of the installation, as well as a berm and exterior fence surrounding the installation ‘ Share this article Share He added: ‘Every structure in the northern non-forested sector [has] been reinforced during the three month period of the imagery ‘In 2016, Russia moved SS-26 Iskander missiles – which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads – to Kaliningrad  The exclave also has at least one S-400 anti-aircraft battery.  +4 Copy link to paste in your message +4 Copy link to paste in your message A Pentagon spokesman told Defense One: ‘Without commenting on specific intelligence matters, Russia continues to demonstrate aggressive behavior in Europe ‘He added that Russia is ‘modernizing and increasing’ large numbers of nuclear weapons  Trump will meet Putin in Helsinki, Finland’s capital, on July 16 after a NATO summit

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