Moscow has moved nuclear-capable missiles near the Polish border, its defence ministry confirmed on Saturday, as Germany’s foreign minister warned that tensions between Russia and the West were “more dangerous” today than during the Cold War.
Russia moved missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons into Kaliningrad, an Russian coastal enclave nestled between Poland and Lithuania. The Iskander missiles have a range of 450 miles, meaning they could hit Berlin if launched from Kaliningrad.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, said he was watching the collapsing relations between the West and Russia with dismay.
“It’s a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous,” Mr Steinmeier told the Bild newspaper.