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Russia announces end of military drills, troops leaving Crimea

BoomRadioNG | February 16, 2022
Russia on Wednesday said military drills in Moscow-annexed Crimea had ended and that soldiers were returning to their garrisons, a day after it announced a first troop pullback from Ukraine‘s borders.
Moscow’s defense ministry said in a statement; “Units of the Southern Military District, having completed their participation in tactical exercises, are moving to their permanent deployment points,”
State television showed images of military units crossing a bridge linking the Russia-controlled peninsula to the mainland.
The statement said tanks, infantry vehicles and artillery were leaving Crimea by rail.

President Vladmir Putin of Russia

But Western leaders remain concerned that Russia could still launch an attack on Ukraine, with US President Joe Biden warning on Tuesday that an attack by Moscow remained “very much a possibility”.
Biden said that despite Russian claims earlier in the day, Washington and its allies had yet to verify the withdrawal of any of the tens of thousands of troops he says Moscow has now mustered along Ukraine’s border.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG


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