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Kremlin says Russia withdraws reserve of troops from Belarusian border - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have agreed that Moscow would withdraw reserves of troops that were deployed at the border with Belarus, TASS said on Monday citing a Kremlin spokesman.

Both leaders have met at the Russian resort of Sochi as Lukashenko faces mass protests at home following a presidential election on Aug. 9, which the opposition claims was rigged.

“An important result of the two presidents’ talks in Sochi became an agreement that Russia removes the reserve of law enforcement bodies and the national guard, which was deployed near the Russia-Belarus border, and withdraws people to their permanent bases,” Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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