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Russia Has Begun Withdrawing Troops From Ukraine's Borders as of Today: What Is Happening

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

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Translated from OBOZREVATEL article

"Russia has begun withdrawing troops from Ukraine's borders: what is happening and whether there is a threat of invasion.

"In the afternoon of Tuesday, February 15, the Southern and Western military districts of the Russian armed forces bordering Ukraine began withdrawing their troops to their locations. The Ministry of Defense of the aggressor country announced the end of the exercise and called the day "going down in history", blaming the West."

The plans of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation were declared by its official representative Igor Konashenkov, propagandistic RIA Novosti reports."

NOTE: RIA Novosti is a Russian information site blocked in Ukraine - the use of a VPN is necessary.

What's going on

"The units of the Southern and Western military districts that have completed the tasks have already started loading on rail and road transport and will start moving to their military garrisons today," the official assured."

"He added that some units would march on their own as part of military columns.

The Russian Defense Ministry did not specify which exercises were completed. However, as is known, joint exercises of the Russian and Belarusian forces "Union Determination" were announced during this period. The aggressor country also planned to conduct naval manoeuvres in the Black Sea from February 13 to 19."

"For her part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that on February 15, 2022, "it will go down in history as a day of failure of Western propaganda for war."

"They are ashamed and destroyed without a single shot," Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel, saying that the Western media "set a date for Russia's invasion of Ukraine."

"To note that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit Moscow on February 15 to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The media called the visit "a mission with high stakes in preventing war."

Earlier, the politician said that he would try to convey to the Kremlin the diplomatic intentions of the West and readiness to continue the dialogue and discuss security issues. Otherwise, Scholz warned that Russia's aggression against Ukraine would be "very expensive".

Is there a threat of invasion

"Shortly after the Russian Defence Ministry announced the return of Russian troops to the permanent garrisons, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that "Ukraine and the West have prevented Russian escalation."

But his British counterpart Liz Truss stressed that "an invasion may be inevitable, and it is very likely," reports La Repubblica.

"What we are doing is following the path of restraint and diplomacy, urging Vladimir Putin to retreat from the abyss," she said of tensions on the border between Ukraine and Russia.

There is no reason to panic.

Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov called to pay attention to information and not panic over a possible Russian invasion. According to him, the Kremlin's information war against our country is now in full swing.

Panic over a possible full-scale attack by Russian troops on Ukraine has reached a critical level in recent days. US President Joe Biden held an urgent meeting with NATO and EU leaders. Several states called on their citizens to leave Ukrainian territory as soon as possible.

Moreover, against the background of rumours, foreign publications even began to call the date of the offensive, and the Russians - to spread fakes about the "beginning of hostilities. "Read in the article about what is really happening and whether Ukrainians should panic.

As OBOZREVATEL reported, US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks amid the risk of Russian aggression against Ukraine. Politicians have said that a "decisive window" for diplomacy remains, despite allegations of an imminent invasion".

According to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty channel.

"When asked about their readiness to participate in a possible Russian military campaign against Ukraine, some Moscow residents said on January 24 that it would be their duty to take part while others questioned the logic of an attack against "brother Ukrainians." (RFE/RL's Russian Service)."

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