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Russia Withdraws 10,000 Troops from Ukrainian Border Ahead of Planned Negotiations Next Month

Russia reportedly amassed as many as 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border since November
Russia withdraws 10,000 troops from Ukrainian border ahead of planned negotiations next month
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a thumbs-up as he attends a foundation-laying ceremony for the third reactor of the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey, via a video link in Moscow, Russia, March 10, 2021. (Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS )

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Russia has withdrawn over 10,000 troops from the Ukrainian border as it prepares to enter security discussions with the Biden administration in the new year. 

The Russian military has said that the troops have returned to their permanent bases after participating in “months-long drills” near the border. 

“A stage of combat coordination of divisions, combat crews, squads at motorized units … has been completed. More than 10,000 military servicemen … will march to their permanent deployment from the territory of the combined arms’ area of drills,” Interfax quoted the army as saying.

Western nations worried for the past few months over the troop buildup, which totaled around 100,000 troops at its peak in November. Some nations started to caution that Russia might be in the middle of preparing to invade the Ukraine in a similar fashion to its annexation of Crimea in 2014. 

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