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Russia says it is pulling back some of its troops from the Ukrainian border

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The Russian ministry said it was pulling some of its troops from Ukraine's border.

It comes after weeks of heightened tensions between Russia, Ukraine, and the West over fears of a possible Russian invasion.

"Units of the Southern and Western Military Districts, which have accomplished their missions, are boarding trains and trucks and will head for their garrisons later today," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, Interfax reported.


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