Russia Withdraws Part of Troops From Ukrainian Border

The National Security and Defense Council confirms that Russia is pulling some of its troops away from the Ukrainian border.

This was stated at a briefing of the Council's speaker Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainska Pravda.

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"We have information that there is movement and rolling up of the military units that came to the border of Ukraine and were deployed in the territory of Russia in field camps to return to the place of their permanent deployment," Lysenko said.

He noted that Russia continues sending mercenaries trained in its field camps to Ukraine.

However, he noted that such deployments are no longer as massive as before.

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The OSCE mission states that they have no information about the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the border.

"We have not yet seen, and we were not informed that it is the heavy armament that is being pulled back," chairman of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan said.

Previously, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that military units of the Southern Military District began returning to their places of permanent deployment.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n306803