AP sources: US officials say Russia pulling most of its troops from eastern Ukraine border

May 30, 2014 4:11 AM

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AP sources: US officials say Russia pulling most of its troops from eastern Ukraine border

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal that the U.S. has been demanding for weeks.

They said about seven battalions remained, amounting to a couple of thousand troops. U.S. officials had estimated as many as 40,000 Russian forces had been aligned along the border with a restive eastern Ukraine that has been wracked with violence between government security forces and pro-Russian s...

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