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Russia ‘sends 7,000 troops to Ukraine border’ after ‘falsely’ claims it will withdraw troops – World News

Russia has sent up to 7,000 troops to its border with Ukraine, says a US official after “falsely” claiming it was withdrawing some troops.

Russia sent 7,000 more troops to Ukraine border, it is reported
Russia sent 7,000 more troops to Ukraine border, it is reported

Russia has increased its forces on the Ukrainian border by up to 7,000 troops – despite claims that it is withdrawing some troops, a US official said.

A senior US administration official on Wednesday told reporters that Russia announced that it was withdrawing troops from its border with Ukraine is wrong.”

“So yesterday, Russian The government says it is withdrawing troops from the border with Ukraine. They have received a lot of attention for that claim, both here and around the world. But now we know that’s untrue,” the official said.

No details were given or evidence as to how the US knew this was the case.

The Biden administration has confirmed that “Russia has increased its military presence along the Ukrainian border by up to 7,000 troops,” the official said, with many of them arriving as recently as Wednesday. .







Russia has said that it is removing some troops from its borders
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Russia’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday said its forces were withdrawing after exercises near Ukraine and released video showing forces leaving the Crimean peninsula.

But US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview on MSNBC on Wednesday that “critical units” were moving towards the border.

On Tuesday, the President of the United States Joe Biden said the United States estimates that 150,000 Russian troops have surrounded Ukraine, up from a previous estimate of about 100,000.

Russia says its forces – part of the massive accumulation that comes with Western demands for security – have withdrawn after participating in exercises in the southern and southern military districts. west near Ukraine.







Joe Biden has said that the US believes Russia has about 150,000 troops on the border
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However, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the movement of troops and tanks back and forth was not enough to justify the withdrawal of troops.

British Foreign Minister Liz Truss will reaffirm support for Ukraine’s sovereignty during a trip to Kyiv this week as part of efforts to prevent a possible Russian invasion, urging Moscow to end construction military along the border.

Truss will hold talks with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and then give a speech in Kyiv, where she will warn Russia that it faces economic pain and global isolation if it invades its neighbour. Former Soviet Union.

“I urge Russia to follow the path of diplomacy. We are ready for dialogue,” Truss will say, according to excerpts of a speech released by her office.

“But we are very clear – if they decide to continue on the path of aggression, there will be enormous consequences, bringing Russia serious economic costs and pariah status.”

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