Russia Discontinues Sharing Missile Test Notices With U.S.

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Russia has stopped giving advanced notice when it will conduct missile tests as an outgrowth of Russia’s withdrawal from the nuclear arms treaty with the U.S.  For decades, both countries gave each other notice of missile tests and nuclear deployments so such moves would not be mistaken for a missile attack.  Russia’s ending of information sharing comes on the heels of Russia’s announcement that it will be deploying tactical nuclear weapons inside Russia’s neighbor and ally Belarus.  The news also comes as Russia begins a drill of its mobile launchers in Siberia.  Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have of late made repeated statements accusing the United States and other Western countries of planning a missile attack on Russia.