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Russia withdrew some forces from Ukraine’s border but risk remains, - Pentagon

Source : 112 Ukraine

The U.S. believes it is too early to talk about de-escalation with certainty
15:35, 27 April 2021

Associated Press.

The U.S. continues to follow the Russian forces near the borders of Ukraine. According to Pentagon, Russia has withdrawn part of troops; however, the risk remains as Voice of America reported citing Pentagon’s Spokesperson John Kirby.

The official believes that it is too early to talk about de-escalation with certainty.

“We have seen a particular step-back of some forces from Ukraine,” Kirby stated.

Related: Zelensky-Putin talks should not concern resolving situation in Donbas, - Peskov

He also noted that the American military “will follow it closely”.

“It is too early to talk about it and take literally the Russian statements that events they called exercises have finished and they return forces,” he added.

On April 22, it was reported that Russia is withdrawing troops from the borders of Ukraine to places of permanent stationing.

President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the decrease of Russia's military presence on the border with Ukraine leads to a decrease in the current tensions between Kyiv and Moscow.

Related: Russian forces partially withdrawn from Ukraine’s border; we ready for unpleasant surprises, - Zelensky

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the meeting with the President of Russia will take place after all. He ordered the President’s Office to organize the meeting with Vladimir Putin. The aim of the meeting is to agree on the de-escalation of the Donbas Conflict.

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to meet in any location of Donbas where there's war going on.

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