Russia—Bastion Coastal Defense Systems Deployed In Disputed Kuril Islands

Tass | 12/03/2021

Russia has deployed coastal defense systems on disputed islands in the north Pacific, reports the Tass news agency (Moscow). On Thursday, the Russian Pacific Fleet announced that Bastion-P coastal defense systems had been put on combat alert on Matua in the Kuril Islands. This is the first time that the Pacific Fleet has deployed the system. A Kremlin spokesman defended the move, citing Russia's right to station military equipment in its own territory. The status of the Kuril Islands...

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