Friday, May 30, 2014

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel: Russia Has Withdrawn Most Troops from Ukraine Border

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses service members on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 28, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

US Official Says Russia Has Withdrawn Most Troops from Ukraine Border -- Voice of America/Reuters

SINGAPORE — Russia has withdrawn most of its troops from the Ukrainian border, but seven battalions, amounting to thousands of men, remain, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Singapore to attend a weekend security conference, has called the withdrawal of thousands of Russian troops from the border a promising sign, but said all troops positioned there earlier this year needed to be moved back.

The defense official said that most of the troops had been pulled back.

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More News On Reports That Russia Has Withdrawn Most It's Troops From The Ukrainian Border

Russia has withdrawn most troops from Ukraine border, Hagel says -- Washington Post
Russia Withdraws Most of Forces From Ukraine Border: U.S. -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Russia pulls most troops from Ukraine border, US defense officials say -- FOX News
Hagel: Russia has pulled back most troops from border with Ukraine -- The Hill
Russian troops said to pull back from Ukraine border -- Times of Israel/AP
Russia withdraws thousands of troops from Ukraine border hours after Ukrainian helicopter was shot down killing 14 onboard -- Daily Mail

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