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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.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Jonatan Vseviov, who is continuing with his visit to the United States, met at the Pentagon with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood, and U.S. Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), and Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), in order to discuss cyber defence related cooperation and questions relating to the Allied presence in Estonia.