From the AP: Russia said Saturday it will scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland since Washington has dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe . . .
Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin told Ekho Moskvy radio Saturday that [President Barack] Obama’s move has made the deployment of Iskander short-range missiles in the Kaliningrad region unnecessary.
He described Obama’s move as “victory of reason over ambitions.”
“Naturally, we will cancel countermeasures which Russia has planned in response, one of which was the deployment of Iskander missiles in the Kaliningrad region,” Popovkin said. (graphic: BBC)