Russia has withdrawn most troops from Ukraine border: U.S. official

May 30, 2014 10:32 AM

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Russia has withdrawn most troops from Ukraine border: U.S. official

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Russia has withdrawn most of its troops from the Ukrainian border, but seven battalions, amounting to thousands of men, remain, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.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

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