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Putin Informs Merkel of "Partial Withdrawal" of Troops from Ukrainian Border

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he has ordered the withdrawal of some Russian troops from the border with Ukraine.A Merkel spokesman said Mr. Putin ordered a "partial withdrawal" of troops from Ukraine's eastern border.The United States estimates Russia has 40,000 troops along the border, while Kyiv says the number is closer to 100,000.Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday that a motorized infantry battalion was withdrawing...

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