Russia says missile moratorium 'in question' because of US approach - RIA

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov attends a news conference in Geneva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that Russia's moratorium on deployment of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles is in question because of the "destructive" approach of the U.S., Russia's state agency RIA reported.

Russia and the U.S. occasionally exchange views on strategic stability, Ryabkov said, adding that U.S. ambassador Lynne Tracy had left Russia for a certain period of time, TASS news agency reported.

(Reporting by Reuters, Editing by William Maclean)