NATO sees no sign of Russian troops returning to bases

BRUSSELS Mon May 19, 2014 8:57am EDT

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO sees no sign of Russian troops returning to bases after drills near the Ukraine border, a NATO military officer said on Monday, contradicting a report from a Russian news agency.

"We haven't seen any movement to validate (the report)," the officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

Interfax reported earlier that President Vladimir Putin had ordered military forces that took part in drills in three regions bordering Ukraine to return to the places where they are permanently deployed.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Justyna Pawlak)

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Popsiq wrote:
And the ‘signs’ would be what? Like the reverse of the ‘signs’ we didn’t see when the troops ‘went into position’?

No more empty tents, no more laagered transport, no more parked helicopters and the Russian Navy out of the Black sea?

But what about Ukrainian fear of invasion? A mere withdrawal won’t eliminate that – especially with that WoT entering its “final stage” and the “pro-russian terrorists” being “liquidated” ‘n all

May 19, 2014 6:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Popsiq wrote:
And the ‘signs’ would be what? Like the reverse of the ‘signs’ we didn’t see when the troops ‘went into position’?

No more empty tents, no more laagered transport, no more parked helicopters and the Russian Navy out of the Black sea?

But what about Ukrainian fear of invasion? A mere withdrawal won’t eliminate that – especially with that WoT entering its “final stage” and the “pro-russian terrorists” being “liquidated” ‘n all

May 19, 2014 6:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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