Dangerous Crossroads, Military Escalation: Russia Deploys New Missile System in Baltic Region in Response to US-NATO Military Buildup: Michel Chossudovsky

The Russian military has deployed a new missile system to the Baltic region, in a tit-for-tat move to the US-led NATO missile deployment in Eastern Europe. 

According to the Interfax news agency, the military has stationed Bastion missile-launchers in the Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland and Lithuania. Moscow is also planning to deploy S-400 missiles and the nuclear-capable Iskander projectiles in the country’s western-most region.

The Kremlin says the deployment is in response to threats posed by a planned US missile system near the Russian border. Meanwhile, the US has slammed the Russian deployment and said it would destabilize the European security. 


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Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO's war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at [email protected]

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