The European press (Guardian here, Le Figaro here, and EU Observer here) is citing a Russian Defense Ministry source who claims that Russia has suspended its plans to deploy Iskander missiles just across the border from Poland following American signals that Washington would “reconsider” European-based missile defense.
The Russian state press agency, meanwhile, is citing a Russian Defense Ministry source who claims that “. . .it is inappropriate and premature to talk about practical steps to implement or suspend these plans.”
The WPR blog, for its part, is citing a gut feeling that this — along with the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t agreement on Russian supply routes for Afghanistan — is called “negotiating through the press,” and is currently trying to wrangle a spot at the Strasbourg NATO summit in April, where some of this stuff might actually get hammered out.