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Pro-Russian armed men sit near a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk, May 23, 2014. (STRINGER/REUTERS)
Pro-Russian armed men sit near a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk, May 23, 2014. (STRINGER/REUTERS)

Russia says it will pull back troops from Ukraine border ‘within a few days’ Add to ...

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Friday that Moscow would pull back “100 percent” of its forces deployed to regions near its border with Ukraine “within a few days”.

Asked whether Russia would comply with Western calls for a withdrawal of its troops near the Ukraine frontier, Antonov told Reuters: “They will see it - 100 percent ... We will leave less than nothing behind.”

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