Russian Federation Has Not Begun Withdrawing Its Troops from Ukraine’s Eastern Borders

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There is a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied Crimea, but no withdrawal is observed in the Voronezh region on the border with Ukraine.

“After the announced statement by Russian Defence Minister Shoygu that they would begin withdrawing troops on 23 April, our intelligence indeed observes that the process has begun in part… At the moment, we see this process in the temporarily occupied Crimea,” Chairman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deyneko said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

In particular, there is a concentration of enemy forces and equipment in military camps near Voronezh city and the town of Boguchar in the Voronezh region. No movement has been recorded there yet.

According to Deyneko, Ukrainian border guards will continue to monitor these processes, but it is too early to say that Russia will withdraw all its troops from Ukraine’s borders.

The other day it became known that two big landing ships of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation, Alexander Otrakovsky and Kondopoga, now remain in the Black Sea after “large-scale exercises” near the occupied Crimea.

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