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Russia moves troops, military equipment out of Ukraine border area
May 22, 2014 / 11:58 AM / 3 years ago

Russia moves troops, military equipment out of Ukraine border area

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia moved 15 transport planes and 20 trains carrying personnel and military equipment out of three provinces that border Ukraine, Interfax reported the Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

“The moving of units is continuing,” Interfax quoted a Defence Ministry statement as saying, adding that the troops were returning to their permanent bases after conducting military exercises in the border provinces.

Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Steve Gutterman

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