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Apr 19, 2021
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EU urged Russia to withdraw troops from border with Ukraine

The European Union called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine. This is reported by TASS with reference to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

In his video message ahead of the talks between EU foreign ministers, Borrell called on Moscow to “withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine.” The EU representative also added that the invitation to participate in the discussion, which is being held in the format of a video conference, was received by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. He will present to the audience his vision of Kiev “the situation on the border with Russia.”

Earlier, the press secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the movement of Russian troops through the territory of Russia should not bother other states, since they are not threatened. He also stressed that Russia moves military forces within its territory at its discretion.

Meanwhile, it became known last week that NATO will concentrate 40,000 troops and 15,000 units of weapons and military equipment, including strategic aviation, near the Russian borders. This was announced by the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Sergei Shoigu.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that the question remains, what the United States is doing in Ukraine, organizing events through NATO and sending its ships to the Black Sea.

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