Russia Deploys Nuclear Missiles Near Ukraine Border: Reports

January 18, 2019


Russia has deployed batteries of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles close the Ukrainian border, according to new satellite images.

The photos, taken by ImageSat International, show a deployment of short-range nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles near the city of Krasnodar, which is around 270 miles southeast of the Ukrainian border, Fox News reported. ImageSat is a professional commercial satellite imaging provider. Its imaging is regularly used by governments and defense agencies for security analysis purposes.

The detailed satellite images show a missile compound with several bunkers and a second nearby compound with multiple hangars. An Iskander launcher can be seen close to a transloader vehicle—used to rapidly reload fresh missiles into the launcher.

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