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Russian president Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with former Soviet defence minister Dmitry Yazov in 2014.  Yazov  has been found guilty of war crimes by a Lithuanian court. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

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 US national security adviser John Bolton (second from right): US president Donald Trump has said his county was unilaterally pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces  Treaty. Photograph: Russian security council handout/EPA

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