US, NATO, Ukraine say no proof yet of Russia de-escalation
The Russian defense ministry said troops from its Southern and Western military districts — parts of which are next door to Ukraine — had begun to return to their home stations, though the announcement did not say precisely where those troops were permanently based, where they had been exercising, or how many of them were withdrawing. The announcement was met with skepticism by the Ukrainian foreign minister, who said he would believe it when he saw it.
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