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Russia Pulls Back Battalion From Ukraine Border as PM Visits Crimea

Russia on Monday withdrew some troops from its border with Ukraine, as it sent its prime minister to the newly annexed Crimean peninsula with promises of wide-ranging economic relief.Details of the troop drawdown were not clear late Monday, but both Russian and Ukrainian officials acknowledged that some forces had been pulled back from the tense border area. Russian authorities referred to the withdrawal of a battalion -- a unit that generally consists of 500 to 700 troops. U.S. officials...

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