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Russia withdraws troops from Ukraine’s border

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After weeks of panic over the deployment of Russian troops to the Ukrainian border, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered troops in the area to return to camp.

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The European Union (EU) estimates that more than 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed near Ukraine’s border with Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

Speaking in Crimea Shoigu said the troops would return to camp. He said the goal of the evaluation exercise has been achieved.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky raised the issue of the rise of such forces with European leaders last week and has asked Russian President Vladamir Putin to meet with him in the conflict zone.

NATO leaders have also called for a meeting in June when the Russia issue is on the agenda.

Although Russia has ignored the increase in its troops in the border, saying it is a exercise in the wake of NATO threats.

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