Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Russia did not withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border. According to him, all the subdivisions of the Russian Federation remained in their places. He said this in an interview to the Deutsche Welle.
"We do not see the withdrawal of Russian troops, which would be adequate to the number of troops that are concentrated along the border of Ukraine and the occupied territories. Russian troops for the most part remained in place," he said.
According to Kuleba, Russia has deployed military units from the border, but "the threat has not passed."
"You know, in the Soviet Union there were show trials, trials without any justice. And what we are seeing today is the withdrawal of troops without the withdrawal of troops. And we should remain vigilant in this matter," the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
On April 22, Russia announced the beginning of the withdrawal of troops from the borders of Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry called the transfer of a large part of Russian troops to the southern borders of the Russian Federation "a surprise check."
Ukraine, in turn, welcomed this decision on the part of Russia. However, President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that Kyiv remains on the alert.
Later, the head of the State Border Service said that Russia had partially begun to withdraw its troops from the occupied Crimea, but there was no movement near the eastern border of Ukraine.
Also, according to the Pentagon, Russia withdrew not all the troops, but only a part.