Home > News > World
Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 9:26:30 PM
Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 9:27:55 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it has not seen any indication of Russian troop movements away from Ukraine's borders despite a Kremlin announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered them to return to their permanent bases.
"We have seen reports of President Putin's orders to withdraw Russian forces from the border with Ukraine. We've been clear about our call for the Russian military to work to de-escalate the tension there," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told Reuters.
"If those reports are valid, and if those orders are followed, such a withdrawal would be welcome. We have seen no indication of any movement."
Putin's office said he had issued the order because the spring maneuvers were over.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Bill Trott)
Australia complains over Indonesia's treatment of death row prisoners
Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea
U.S. State Department reviewing if Hillary Clinton's emails broke rules - Washington Post
Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport
Pakistan's ruling party gaining in upper house election
Making professional accountancy cool
New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season
Pentagon to focus more on hack-proofing weapons
Rimba – modern artsy nature resort in Bali
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)