Peskov Commented on the Placement of the "Bastion" Complex in the Kuril Islands
"Russia is free to place on its territory those objects and in those regions of the country that it considers appropriate. This is our sovereign right, this is the right of any state, it can hardly be challenged by anyone," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
Answering the question whether decisions on the deployment of military facilities are made with the consent of the President of the Russian Federation, Peskov noted: "Of course, planning for the deployment of facilities is carried out by the defense department, but, of course, all this is reported and agreed with the Supreme Commander-in-Chief."
As the press service of the Pacific Fleet reported earlier on Thursday, the Pacific Fleet's Bastion coastal anti-ship missile system was deployed for the first time and took over duty on Matua Island in the Kuril Islands. They will carry out a round-the-clock watch to monitor the adjacent water area and pouring zones. An autonomous military town has been deployed on the island.