The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that after a large number of troops gathered near the Ukrainian border, it has begun to withdraw its troops from Crimea and withdraw its troops to its permanent base, which has attracted the attention of Kiev and the West.
Russia announced yesterday that it has ended its military exercises in the south and west due to the accumulation of tensions with the West by thousands of troops near Ukraine. Ukraine cautiously welcomes the withdrawal of Russian troops.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said: “If Russia does withdraw its large military forces, it will ease tensions. But we must know that this will not end the current escalation, nor will it end the general conflict between Ukraine and Russia. .” Dmytro Kuleba said.
Washington said it would closely monitor developments. Russia announced that soldiers from the Southern Military Region and airborne troops participating in the exercise have begun to return to the base, with footage attached.