02/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Russia Abandons Plans For Nuclear-Capable Missiles In Move To Improve Relations With US

Russia today announced it was abandoning plans to deploy nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its European Kaliningrad outpost - a sign that Moscow wants improved relations with the new US administration.

Defence officials said the Kremlin's proposals to station short-range missiles in the small Baltic territory next to Poland had been "suspended".

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