Monday, March 31, 2014

Russia Repositioning it's Soldiers In Crimea And On The Ukraine Border

A tank is seen close to the Russian border near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday. Russia claims it has 'no intention' of invading eastern Ukraine, despite Western warnings over a military buildup on the border following Moscow's annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Reuters

Show Of Strength: Russia’s Freight Trains Full Of Tanks Roll Into Crimea – But At Least Troops Are Pulling Back From Eastern Border With Ukraine -- Daily Mail

* Residents film freight trains carrying military equipment into Crimea
* Russia says it is withdrawing forces from Rostov region near Ukraine
* Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev made surprise visit to Crime
* He pledged Russia will pour in resources to annexed peninsula to improve education, health care and local infrastructure

Residents in Crimea have captured on video Russia's military progression into the area.

As Russia's prime minister promised to pour funds into the newly annexed peninsula during a surprise visit to Crimea today, videos have been posted online showing trains loaded with Russian equipment travelling west towards the Crimean capital Simferopol.

The videos, posted earlier this month, appear to show tanks, vehicles and other military equipment as they are transported on flatbed freight trains.

Meanwhile, Russia is withdrawing a motorised infantry battalion from a region near Ukraine's eastern border, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying by state news agencies today.

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More News On Russia Repositioning it's Soldiers In Crimea And On The Ukraine Border

Russia says battalion withdrawing from near Ukrainian border -- Reuters
Russia Orders Troop Pullback From Ukrainian Border -- WSJ
Russian troop numbers on Ukraine border decrease -- News 24
Russia says some troops leaving Ukraine border area -- USA Today
Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border -- Washington post/AP
Russia withdraws battalion from Ukrainian border -- Washington Post
Germany welcomes Russian troop reduction on Ukraine border -- Reuters
Why Russia may not be poised to roll into Ukraine after all -- Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor

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