Putin Orders Troops to Move Away From Ukraine Border

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border to return to their bases. A Putin spokesman said about 17,600 soldiers would be pulled back. This order comes just before a scheduled meeting between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday.

Ukrainian troops have been fighting pro-Russia rebels in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk since April, in a conflict that has killed more than 3,500 people. Nato and US officials said they saw no evidence of soldiers being moved just yet.

[via BBC]

Monica Adams | News Cult