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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivering a speech

Russia has “suspended” plans to deploy Iskander missiles in its European enclave of Kaliningrad. Unveiled inNovember, the plans were intended to be a response to the U.S. missile defense installations scheduled to be built in the Czech Republic and Poland. A Russian military official said the announcement is related to indications from the U.S. that Obama is reconsidering whether to move forward with the defense system. Reuters:

Russia has halted plans to deploy missiles near the Polish border, a Russian news agency quoted the military as saying on Wednesday, in the clearest sign yet Moscow is seeking better ties with the new U.S. administration.

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