Putin Pulls Troops Off Ukraine Border


putin1Speaking today during a meeting with the Swiss president, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he pulled his forces back from the border with Ukraine.

“We’re always being told that our forces on the Ukrainian border are a concern. We have withdrawn them. Today they are not on the Ukrainian border, they are in places where they conduct their regular tasks on training grounds,” Putin said.

NATO estimated 40,000 troops were massing there in recent weeks.

Putin also said that a referendum in southeast Ukraine planned for May 11 for autonomy should be postponed, while the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine is a “step in the right direction.” Read more at Globe and Mail.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}