29 Apr '14, 6pm

NATO Sees No Sign of Russian Troop Withdrawal on Ukraine Border

NATO Sees No Sign of Russian Troop Withdrawal on Ukraine Border

BRUSSELS — NATO said Tuesday it has seen no sign of a Russian troop withdrawal from the border with Ukraine after Moscow insisted it would not invade its Soviet-era satellite. “We currently have no information that indicates a withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border,” a NATO official said. “We continue to urge Russia to abide by the Geneva agreement and to pull back all its troops along the Ukrainian border in favor of diplomacy and dialogue,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. On Monday, the Pentagon said US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had spoken by telephone with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu and that “Shoigu reiterated his assurance that Russian forces would not invade Ukraine.” Hagel and Shoigu discussed a range of issues related to the situation in Ukraine, a statement said, with Hagel requesting clarification of Russi...

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