May 05, 2021
80,000 Russian Troops Remain at Ukraine Border as U.S. and NATO Hold Exercises
Source: The New York Times
Journalists Julian E. Barnes, Helene Cooper
Russia has withdrawn only a few thousand troops from the border with Ukraine, senior Biden administration officials said, despite signals from Moscow last month that it was dialing down tensions in the volatile region.
Senior Defense Department officials said that close to 80,000 Russian troops remained near various strips of the country’s border with Ukraine, still the biggest force Russia has amassed there since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014.
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