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    Claims against Russia over alleged violations of arms control mechanisms are "inappropriate," the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Pentagon spokeswoman Michelle Baldanza said that she was familiar with reports of Russia’s snap military drills on its western border, expressing hope that Russia was fulfilling its obligations in the arms control sector.

    "Claims against is seem completely inappropriate against the backdrop of the US ‘track record’ in arms control which is far from perfect," the ministry said in a statement.

    The ministry expressed hope that the United States would focus on fixing its own flaws in the arms control sector rather than "stirring a storm" over Russia’s snap drills.

    Russia "scrupulously fulfils all of its contractual and other obligations," the statement read.


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