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No Sign of Russian Withdrawal From Ukraine Border, Official Says

By Claudette Roulo
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 – Contrary to reports from Russia, there is no evidence of any troop withdrawals from its shared border with Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today that he had ordered troops to pull back from the border region to training areas.

Despite this announcement, Warren said, "we have seen no change in the Russian force posture along the Ukrainian border."

“We would know,” the colonel added.

The United States continues its call for Russia to withdraw its troops from the border and to work with the international community to find a peaceful solution to the crisis, he said.

(Follow Claudette Roulo on Twitter: @rouloafps)


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