Russia—80,000 Troops Remain Near Ukraine, Pentagon Officials Say

New York Times | 05/06/2021

Senior U.S. Defense Dept. officials say Russia has withdrawn only a few thousand troops following a massive deployment to the Ukrainian border earlier this year, reports the New York Times. An estimated 80,000 troops remain near the border despite a well-publicized withdrawal that was completed on May 1, said senior White House officials. Many units left their heavy equipment in place, suggesting that they could be quickly redeployed should President Vladimir Putin choose. Last month,...

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