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Russia Says It Could Put Nukes in Crimea — and They Might Already Be There
Article from News.vice.com Mar 14 2015
Since “little green men,” as Russia’s unmarked troops were popularly known, descended on Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in February 2014, Moscow has been building up its military forces there. Now it could raise tensions further by deploying nuclear weapons to Crimea, officials say, a threat that has riled lawmakers in Washington. According to Kiev, Russian missiles that can carry nuclear warheads have already arrived on the peninsula.
“I don’t know if there are nuclear weapons there now. I don’t know about any plans, but in principle Russia can do it,” said Mikhail Ulyanov, head of arms control for Russia’s foreign ministry, when asked this week if Russia would deploy nuclear arms to Crimea. “Naturally Russia has the right to put nuclear weapons in any region on its territory if it deems it necessary.”
Russia moving nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad, says Estonia
Estonian officials have said that Russia appears to be moving powerful, nuclear capable missiles into Kaliningrad, a Russian outpost province sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast.
The Iskander-M missiles, which have a range of over 500km, are reportedly being transported by ship from the St Petersburg area. It had previously been reported that the Russians might seek to place the Iskander-M missiles in Kaliningrad but not until 2018-19.
If confirmed, the move would be seen by western governments as another sign that Russia is seeking to establish facts on the ground, from eastern Europe to the Middle East, before a new US president takes office in January.
US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania
This is an exert from this article at euractiv.com Aug 18 2016
According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms.
“It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” said the source, on conditions of anonymity.
According to a recent report by the Simson Center, since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres from the Syrian border.
During the failed coup in Turkey in July, Incirlik’s power was cut, and the Turkish government prohibited US aircraft from flying in or out. Eventually, the base commander was arrested and implicated in the coup. Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question, the report says.
Another source told EurActiv.com that the US-Turkey relations had deteriorated so much following the coup that Washington no longer trusted Ankara to host the weapons. The American weapons are being moved to the Deveselu air base in Romania, the source said.
Deveselu, near the city of Caracal, is the new home of the US missile shield, which has infuriated Russia.
US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments
This is from the BBC June 20 2016
The commander of US troops in Europe says Nato cannot rapidly deploy large forces to Eastern Europe in the way that Russia can.
Lt-Gen Ben Hodges was speaking to the BBC’s Hardtalk programme during large Nato exercises in north-western Poland.
“The Russians are able to move huge formations and lots of equipment a long distance very fast,” he said.
Nato needs to have that speed too, he said. “Three days’ notification, we ought to be able to do that,” he said.
More than 31,000 troops from 24 nations took part in Nato’s Anaconda-16 exercises in Poland, from 7 to 17 June.
The day after they ended, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Nato against “sabre-rattling and warmongering”, calling for exercises to be replaced with more dialogue and co-operation with Russia. “Whoever believes that symbolic tank parades in Eastern Europe bring more security, is mistaken,” he told Bild newspaper.
Vladimir Putin to move nukes 50 miles from US border stoking second cold war fears
From The daily star Aug 30 2016
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin has unveiled plans to stash his nukes at a new military outpost in eastern Russia – just 50 miles from the US border.
A specialist “coastal defence division” will be formed to shore up control of Russia’s eastern coast, stretching from the Arctic in the north to the Primorye Territory in the south.
Defence minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that the new base will be “operational” by 2018 at a security meeting last week.
Military chiefs heard how the outpost in Chukotka will “increase the combat viability of naval strategic nuclear forces”.
Experts believe the mobilisation of Russian nukes across its eastern coast could be a strategic move to make the the US feel “uneasy” about its firepower.
Obama muscles in on Putin’s plans for Cuba
This article from WND oct 2015
TEL AVIV – One day after a news-making handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro yesterday, the two leaders are reportedly set to meet for policy talks today, marking the first substantial discussions between U.S. and Cuban leaders since 1956.
“The Cold War,” Obama added, “has been over for a long time.”
However, recent moves by Moscow to expand its influence in Cuba may be a major factor in White House calculations regarding reproachment with Cuba.
The Guardian quoted Moscow-based defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer downplaying the reopening of the base as a “PR move” to show Washington the “middle finger.” Still, he allowed the base could be utilized for corporate espionage, explaining “because when individuals chatter they’re not always so attentive of secure lines.”