Some troops in Russia’s military districts adjacent to Ukraine are returning to their bases after completing drills, Russia’s defence ministry was quoted as saying, a move that could de-escalate frictions between Moscow and the West.
Russia’s Interfax news agency cited the ministry as saying that while large-scale drills across the country continued, some units of the Southern and Western military districts have completed their exercises and started returning to base.
Al Jazeera has reporters standing by in Moscow and Belarus to cover the story: we are joined by Dorsa Jabbari in Moscow and Step Vaessen is in western Belarus for the latest updates.
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