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    Deputy Speaker Ivan Melnikov said that Russia's lower house of parliament will consider an initiative on Wednesday to address Western parliaments regarding the stationing of missile defense system in eastern Europe.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, will consider an initiative on Wednesday to address Western parliaments regarding the stationing of missile defense system in eastern Europe, Deputy Speaker Ivan Melnikov said Thursday.

    "On Wednesday, on the request of [lawmaker Sergei] Zhelezniak a statement linked to the address to parliaments, interparliamentary organizations concerning stationing the missile defense system in eastern European countries and with an initiative to make steps aimed at easing tensions in Europe, will be included [on the agenda]," Melnikov said.

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