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Although Moscow moved the nuclear tipped missiles to Crimea in August this year, the elements of the sophisticated missile system can be seen for the first time being transported to the occupied Ukraine. The MZKT-79305 ISKANDER ballistic missile launcher truck was video filmed together with the eighteen Russian army support military vehicles on a road.
On Tuesday Russia and China made commitment to build shared missile shield as an answer to the US, South Korean, Australia, Japan, NATO and Israel anti-missile umbrella.
Senior Chinese and Russian military officials, during the conference in Beijing, accused the United States and NATO for preparing the first-strike nuclear attack on their countries.
“Russian military experts believe that the US hopes to gain the capability to strike any region of the world, including Russia and China, with nuclear-tipped missiles with impunity”, Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir said.
Parroting the favorite theme of the Moscow propaganda, Major-General Cai Jun of People’s Liberation Army, called the European missile shield a “direct threat” to Russia. Mr Cai added that Moscow and Beijing were both opposed to unilateral missile shields.
On October 8th the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that it shipped ISKANDER system also toward Kaliningrad, its territorial exclave bordering Poland, introducing a powerful military asset into an already tense region and prompting expressions of concern by allied officials. Russia can target Warsaw, Berlin and other major European cities from Latvia to eastern part of Germany with the ISKANDER nuclear missiles.