Reuters reported that the Russian Defense Ministry published a video showing what it said were military forces and equipment from its tank force in the Western Military District, returning to their permanent deployment bases after exercises.
The ministry said that tanks and armored vehicles will travel about 1,000 kilometers through the railways.
Two days ago, Russia announced the start of a partial withdrawal of forces stationed on the borders of Ukraine, but the West questioned these statements.
The United States and Britain said that Russia did not practically withdraw its forces from the border, but rather worked to strengthen them.
NATO and the United States
On Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that satellite images confirm that Russia has not withdrawn its forces from Ukraine’s borders.
He explained to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels It lasts two days: “Intelligence We have it already confirmed from open sources, through commercial satellite imagery.”
For his part, the US Secretary of State said, Anthony Blinken that United State It did not see any indication of the withdrawal of Russian forces from their positions near the borders of Ukraine, but rather that Moscow is moving important units to be closer to the region.
“There is a difference between what you say,” Blinken told MSNBC Russia and what you do. We have not seen any withdrawal of its forces. We are still seeing important units moving towards the border, not far from it.”
“What we need to see is the exact opposite. We want to see these forces move away,” he added.
He was the American president Joe Biden He has appealed to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin He backed away from war on Ukraine and spoke clearly of the “needless death and destruction” that Moscow could cause and the international outrage that Putin would face.