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Russia 'suspends missile plans'

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Russia has 'frozen' plans to deploy short-range missiles in its Baltic enclave Kaliningrad, reports say.

Iskander missiles would not be positioned in Kaliningrad, a military source told the Interfax news agency.

The news comes a day after the US said it was shelving plans to build controversial missile defence bases in Poland and the Czech Republic.

President Dmitry Medvedev said the move was "positive". Moscow had seen the US missile shield plan as a direct threat.

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