Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Putin orders troops back from border

BBC News
May 19, 2014

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine’s border to withdraw, the Kremlin says.

Units in the Rostov, Belgorod and Bryansk regions should return to their permanent bases, a statement said.
Russia has made similar statements in the past, only for Nato to report no change.

Correspondents say the removal of some 40,000 Russian troops near the Ukrainian border could help de-escalate the Ukraine crisis.

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