US News Russia announces to remove his troops from the Ukraine

10:10  23 april  2021
10:10  23 april  2021 Source:   lexpress.fr

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ordered troops involved in military exercises near the border with Ukraine to return to their places of permanent deployment by May 1, reports the Russian state news agency TASS. “I believe the goals of the surprise check have been fully achieved. Military units from the Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla were also involved in the drills. Since late March, Russia has been massing troops near its borders with Ukraine and on the Crimean Peninsula (which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014).

Russia will begin withdrawing its military forces from the Ukrainian border starting Friday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Thursday, after the buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes. Speaking during snap readiness exercises in annexed Crimea, Shoigu ordered the “The troops demonstrated the ability to reliably defend the country.” “In this regard, I have decided to complete the Southern and Western military district reviews,” he added. Facing accusations of massing more than 100,000 troops in the region, Russia ’s military said it had blocked flights and closed off

the Ukrainian authorities had until then accused Russia to seek to "destroy" their country. His Western allies remain on their guards.

Le président russe Vladimir Poutine au Kremlin le 23 février 2021. © Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik via AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin on February 23, 2021.

End of the military threat in Ukraine? Russia announced, Thursday, the withdrawal of his troops massaged near his neighbor and Crimea annexed before May 1st. But Washington, NATO and Ukraine remain cautious. The United States say "acts" and not just "lyrics" from Moscow and promised to "continue to monitor the situation closely". NATO also indicated that it took note of the announcement of the withdrawal but "remain vigilant". "Any measure of de-escalation on the part of Russia would be important and had to have been taken for a long time. We continue to call Russia to withdraw all of its forces from Ukrainian territory," said a head of the Alliance.

Soaring tensions between Ukraine and Russia: What is known

 Soaring tensions between Ukraine and Russia: What is known © Anastasia Vlasova / Reuters A Ukrainian sniper trains near the city of Marïnka, Ukraine, this Tuesday, April 13th. The deployment of Russian military forces at the border with Ukraine causes a revival of tensions in the region. The point on the situation between the two countries.

Russia has said it will recall many of its troops from Crimea and the border regions of Ukraine , rolling back an aggressive military buildup that had sparked fears that Moscow was preparing an invasion force. The decision, announced by the defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, came after video on social media and satellite imagery last month revealed a buildup of tanks, artillery, fighter jets and even short-range ballistic missiles Some heavy artillery, including powerful rocket artillery and other missiles, will remain behind, leaving Russia with more heavy firepower on the Ukrainian border than it had before.

Russia has now ordered its troops back to their permanent bases - Copyright AP/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service. Russia announced on Thursday that it will withdraw troops near Ukraine and annexed Crimea, deeming its military exercises over. The enormous deployment, including dozens of navy ships, hundreds of warplanes and thousands of troops , has been heavily criticised by Western powers.

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The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also rejoiced this announcement, believing that a withdrawal of the troops would lead to "a proportional reduction of the tension". He stressed, however, that his country, too, "remained vigilant". The presence of these tens of thousands of soldiers near Ukraine, which has been fighting since 2014 Prorusses separatists in the east of the country, fueled the tensions between Moscow, Kiev and Westerners in recent weeks.

In a video message pronounced in Russian, the Ukrainian president had invited Tuesday Vladimir Putin to meet him "in any place of the Donbass Ukrainian where the war continues". As a reply, Russian President said Thursday to be ready to receive it "at any time" in Moscow. He sent it back to the separatists to talk about the settlement of the conflict in the East, who has been soaring a soaring of violence since the beginning of the year.

Russia reinforces its naval presence in the Black Sea

 Russia reinforces its naval presence in the Black Sea Ukraine-crisis: Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea © Reuters / Yoruk Isik Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea Moscow (Reuters) - two ships of Russian War passed Saturday by the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea, where 15 more modest vessels arrived, Moscow reinforcing its naval presence in the region on the background of tensions with the West and Ukraine.

The Russian troop buildup near Ukraine that came amid increasing violations of a cease-fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine raised concerns in the West, which urged the Kremlin to pull its forces back. A Ukrainian soldier was killed Thursday by separatist fire in the east, bringing the number of Ukrainian troops killed this year to 32. The U.S. and NATO have said the Russian buildup near Ukraine was the largest since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and threw its support behind separatists in Ukraine ’s eastern industrial heartland of Donbas. Ukraine ’s president applauded the Russian troops ’ pullback.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced that troops deployed in the west and south of the country in recent days will soon begin returning to base, saying they have now passed tests of their combat readiness. The chief of the country's military revealed on Thursday that a number of units of the regular army and airborne divisions had been transferred to the area, near the shared border with Ukraine , as They have requested the EU remove Russia from the SWIFT system of international bank transfers, which is used almost worldwide. Russia has called such a move a "declaration of war."

"Exercises" for Moscow, "Climbing" for Washington

The Ukrainian authorities had until then accused Russia to seek to "destroy" their country and prepare an invasion. Moscow retorted that his soldiers led to "exercises" intended to face NATO's "threatening acts" at his oriental borders and "provocations" of Kiev. And the Kremlin has repeatedly affirmed "to threaten anyone".

"The troops have demonstrated their ability to ensure a reliable defense of the country. So I decided to complete the inspection activities in the South and Western military districts," border of Ukraine, said Thursday the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Choïgou.

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Sergei Choïgou had arrived a few hours earlier in the Crimean Peninsula attached by Russia in 2014 to attend military exercises involving 10 Military, aviation, forty warships, anti-aircraft defense and airborne troops.

Lead 1-Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea on the background of tensions with Ukraine

 Lead 1-Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea on the background of tensions with Ukraine Ukraine-crisis / (lead 1): lead 1-Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea on the background of tensions with L 'Ukraine (updated with the expulsion of Russian and Ukrainian diplomats) Moscow, 17 April (Reuters) - Two Russian warships have passed Saturday by the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea, where 15 more modest vessels have arrived, Moscow strengthening Its naval presence in the region on the background of tensions with the West and Ukraine.

why did they bring their troops near ukraine at first? Presumably to gauge the response and determine if it is worth risking just overruning Ukraine before others start counter-actions. That ,or to distract from something else.

What is Russia doing? Russia said all along that these were nothing more than military exercises. But Moscow knew very well that its troop movements close to Ukraine and in annexed Crimea were making a lot of people very nervous: in Ukraine , Europe and in America. And that was the point. Conflict in eastern Ukraine broke out in 2014, after the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine . Russian -backed troops captured large areas of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and declared them both peoples' republics. There have been a number of breaches of a ceasefire in the east in recent

Before Friday maneuvers in Crimea, several other exercises had taken place on the previous days in the Black Sea, while tens of thousands of soldiers - up to 100,000 according to the European Union - were massed at the Ukrainian borders and in the Annexed Peninsula.

Moscow has also limited for six months the navigation of foreign military and official vessels in three areas off the annexed peninsula, especially around the Kertch peninsula. These restrictions had been denounced as a "climb" by Washington.

The conflict between Kiev and Prorussian separatists has made dozens of death since January. A Ukrainian soldier was killed Thursday in a bombing on the front line, according to the Ukrainian army.

Little before the announcement of Moscow, Ukrainian military posted on the outskirts of Donetsk, one of the bastions of the separatists, still doubted the possibility of solving the crisis through dialogue. "Everything is in the stalemate, no one wants to settle the conflict by diplomatic means but no one wants the war either," said Kyrylo, a 35-year-old soldier.

The US presses Ethiopia on the withdrawal of erythrean troops .
Ethiopia-conflict / USA (photo): The US presses Ethiopia on the withdrawal of Eritrean troops Washington, April 27 (Reuters) - Secretary of State American Antony Blinken lobbied the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for the Eritrean troops involved in the conflict in the Tiger region withdraw "immediately, completely and verifiable," said the US state department on Monday.

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