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MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuter) - President Boris Yeltsin, bowing to nationalist pressure, moved on Tuesday towards calling off unprecedented joint exercises with US troops scheduled to take place on Russian soil in July, Reuter reports from Moscow.

Chief Kremlin spokesman Vyacheslav Kostikov said Yeltsin shared the doubts of parliament members over manoeuvres agreed last year under a bilateral military cooperation deal.

'The president advised the defence ministry to carry out additional consultations with the American side, taking into account. . .criticism by the Russian public,' he said.

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