21:03 07.05.2014

Russian troops still remain at border with Ukraine – Ukrainian border service

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Ukrainian border guards still see the Russian troops and hardware maneuvering along the border with Ukraine, the Ukrainian Border Service reported.

"We still see Russia's military aviation, equipment maneuvering and troops moving not far from the Ukrainian border," the service told Interfax-Ukraine.

NATO in its turn reported that there is no indication that Russia has pulled back its troops from the border with Ukraine, France's Le Figaro reported with reference to NATO.

"We have no indication of a change in the position of military forces along the Ukraine border," a NATO military official said.

Putin said earlier on Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn its forces from its border with Ukraine.

"We're always being told that our forces on the Ukrainian border are a concern. We have withdrawn them. Today they are not on the Ukrainian border, they are in places where they conduct their regular tasks on training grounds," Putin said after a meeting with Swiss President and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Didier Burkhalter.

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