Russia has dropped plans to install missiles near Poland after the Obama administration signalled a change in US attitude to the region, a Moscow military official has reportedly said.
And that is, what?
An unnamed official in the Russian military’s general staff said: “The implementation of these plans has been halted in connection with the fact that the new US administration is not rushing through plans to deploy” elements of its missile defence shield in eastern Europe, according to the Interfax news agency.
Which in plain English means Obama folded like a cheap fan, because, after all, Russian initiatives such as a joint naval exercise with Venezuela in November posed little threat to the United States anyway.
Hope. What a concept.