RUSSIA/KURIL ISLANDS – Russia Deploys Air-Defense Missiles To Disputed Kurile Islands (RFE/RL)

The Russian military has announced the deployment of advanced air-defense missiles to the Kurile Islands claimed by Japan.

The S-300V4 air-defense missile systems have entered combat duty on the Kurile Islands, in addition to the shorter-range Tor-M2 missile systems deployed there earlier, Russia’s Eastern Military District said in a statement on December 1.