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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

General Says Plans for Missiles in Europe Not Shelved

ZURICH — The country's top general said on Monday that plans to deploy missiles in the exclave Kaliningrad have not been shelved following a decision by the United States to overhaul its blueprint for a missile shield in Europe.

When asked about reports that Russia had decided not to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, the chief of Russia's general staff, Nikolai Makarov, said, "There has been no such decision. It should be a political decision. It should be made by the president."

"They [the Americans] have not given up the anti-missile shield; they have replaced it with a sea-based component," Makarov told reporters on a plane from Moscow to Zurich.