Putin orders troop pullback from Ukrainian border

Russia says it will withdraw 17 600 troops from its border with Ukraine in the Rostov region, where they had been temporarily based “for military exercises,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov late on October 11.

Putin had a meeting with Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu after a session with the permanent members of the Defence Council of Russian Federation. “As a result of the report, Putin instructed to proceed with the return of troops to their standing stations,” Peskov said.

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