Russia raged at comments by an American general that NATO could ‘crack’ the air defense network of the Russian Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.
“The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which lies between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea and is geographically separate from the rest of Russia, practically bristles with S-300 and S-400 air-defense missiles, Oniks anti-ship missiles and Iskander surface-to-surface missiles,”… adding that “US forces believe they know how to crack Kaliningrad,” according to Commander of US Air Forces in Europe General Jeff Harrigan, reported Russian state news agency TASS, quoting an article in The National Interest.
Russia’s Defense Ministry, in turn, said in a statement that Kaliningrad’s air defenses were capable of repelling air attacks from the United States, including those involving fifth generation fighter jets. The ministry pointed out that “all NATO pilots who happened to conduct flights near Russia’s airspace in the Baltic region are well aware” of the technological capacity of Kaliningrad’s air defenses, including the ability to detect and, if necessary, destroy air targets.
“We are not going to be engaged with invitations but we certainly have no fear. We host the Baltic Fleet’s main base. Given the morale and the technical prowess of the troops in Kaliningrad, I wouldn’t advise anyone to risk messing with our military,” declared Russian Regional Governor Anton Alikhanov.
“First, we consider them as threats. Second, we consider such statements to be totally irresponsible. And third, we can see how easily the political elites, particularly in the US, handle serious and very complicated matters such as global security and stability,” she said. “I would like to reiterate that they are acting in an irresponsible manner, based on short-term political interests, which, as far as we understand, involve electoral processes,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova added.
“I would just like to recommend that all US generals read some history books about those who plotted against the Russian state and the consequences they had to face. Because the Russian people know how to respond to every American general who has plans. I think history should have taught our partners and opponents a lesson long ago,” Alikhanov emphasized, added TASS.
- Saudi Oil Attacks Put Leftist Energy Stupidity In Stark Clarity
- Do They Really Expect Us To Believe This Latest Treasonous Hoax Against Trump?