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Putin pulls Russian troops fromborder with Ukraine

By Agencies in Moscow and Kharkiv, Ukraine ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-13 07:23:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in the Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing a Kremlin spokesman.

The troops pullout came before an expected meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Milan, Italy, on Friday.

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Russian president had met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Putin pulls Russian troops fromborder with Ukraine

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