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Kiev reportedly sees Moscow concluding drills and moving troops away from border as ‘right signal’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office reportedly described Tuesday’s announcement by the Russian Defense Ministry that Russian troops and military equipment are preparing to leave areas adjacent to the Ukrainian border as the “good sign.According to the Ukrainian media Liga (League), the positive response came from a senior official in the presidential administration, Mikhail Podolyak.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba stressed in a press briefing that Kiev would only believe the situation was headed for de-escalation when it saw Russian troops being withdrawn from the border.

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The comments follow Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov revealing that Russian troops had started loading military equipment onto rail transports and trucks, and would head to their permanent bases later today. .

The ministry also released a video apparently showing the troops preparing to leave.

According to Konashenkov, the Russian army successfully carried out its mission during exercises held in the border regions of Ukraine.

Speaking about the joint exercises currently underway in Belarus, the official said that these are also entering their final stages, with military attaches from foreign countries being invited to witness the end of the exercises.

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