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Russia vows to remove its troops from Ukrainian border “within a few days'
Ukrinform ^ | 14:26 20.05.2014 | Ukrinform

Posted on 05/21/2014 12:30:51 AM PDT by WhiskeyX

KYIV, May 20 /Ukrinform/. Russian troops will be removed from training bases near the Ukrainian border "within a few days", Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Anatoliy Antonov told BBC in an interview.

Antonov also said he was disappointed by NATO's decision to boycott an international security conference being held in Moscow. "It's better when our defence ministers sit at the same table," Antonov said.

As Ukrinform reported on Monday, the Kremlin press office said the Russian president gave the command to return the troops which were involved in exercises in Rostov, Belgorod and Bryansk regions to their permanent bases. As of yesterday, NATO and the U.S. did not confirm the withdrawal of Russian troops.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; ukraine
At this rate it takes a scorecard to keep track of the daily non-movements of the Russian troop deployments on the Ukrainian border.
1 posted on 05/21/2014 12:30:51 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

What’s interesting is that the rate of his repeated orders to remove his troops from off the border is increasing in frequency!


2 posted on 05/21/2014 1:24:59 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: WhiskeyX

Of course he does... is....

What is communism?..... beneficial... or something.... well duuuugh....


3 posted on 05/21/2014 1:34:40 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: WhiskeyX

#youbetterorobamabemad


4 posted on 05/21/2014 1:35:24 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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Yeah, and he's probably going to stop stopping anti-Putin demonstrations, too. He may even say he's going to allow a free and unfettered press.
5 posted on 05/21/2014 1:58:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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So is he going to move them deep inside ukraine? That would be moving them from borders.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 2:06:24 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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Putin will remove the troops from the border when he moves them into Central Ukraine.
7 posted on 05/21/2014 3:25:25 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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Saying you are going to do it, and actually doing it, are two totally different things, and probably shall not proceed.

The Russians are still Russians, regardless of what kind of socioeconomic system they may have, or the ideology that they employ.

As a geopolitical move, Russia needs wide access to the warm-water ports on the Black Sea and by flexing only a little muscle, they have it.

Mission accomplished. On to the new mission....


8 posted on 05/21/2014 3:34:00 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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Washington (CNN) — The United States has seen the first preliminary signs that Russian forces may be preparing to move away from Ukraine’s eastern border, a U.S. defense official told CNN on Wednesday.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/21/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/


9 posted on 05/21/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT by caww
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