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18 Dec, 2009 07:11

“Do not sell arms to Russia!” – US congresswoman

A US congresswoman is urging NATO and the European Union not to sell weapons to Russia.

Itar-Tass news agency says that the resolution has been introduced in Congress by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a republican representative for Florida, who is on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

She was spurred to action by a potential deal that would see Russia buying a French "Mistral" warship.

The agreement was negotiated during Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Paris last month.