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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:13 AM

Russian troops start pulling back from Ukrainian border

Source: AP

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops began pulling back to their permanent bases Friday after a massive buildup that has caused Ukrainian and Western concerns.

On Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared the sweeping maneuvers in Crimea and wide swaths of western Russia over, and ordered the military to bring the troops that took part in them back to their permanent bases by May 1.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the announcement.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that its forces that took part in the massive drills in Crimea were moving to board trains, transport aircraft and landing vessels en route to their permanent bases.



This handout photo taken from a video released on Friday, April 23, 2021 by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows, Russian military's armored vehicles roll into landing vessels after drills in Crimea. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases after a massive military buildup that caused Ukrainian and Western concerns. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)


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Reply Russian troops start pulling back from Ukrainian border (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 23 OP
oasis Apr 23 #1
SheltieLover Apr 23 #2
Rhiannon12866 Apr 24 #19
Doc Sportello Apr 23 #3
PatSeg Apr 23 #5
Kaleva Apr 23 #6
OnlinePoker Apr 23 #7
PatSeg Apr 23 #4
FailureToCommunicate Apr 23 #8
marble falls Apr 23 #12
FailureToCommunicate Apr 23 #16
Lulu KC Apr 23 #9
Oneironaut Apr 23 #10
Trust_Reality Apr 23 #11
FlyingPiggy Apr 23 #18
LudwigPastorius Apr 23 #13
Midnight Writer Apr 23 #14
Aristus Apr 23 #15
Mysterian Apr 23 #17

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:20 AM

1. Get out and stay out.

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Response to oasis (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:43 AM

2. This!👆

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Response to oasis (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:43 AM

19. +1000

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Response to Doc Sportello (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:04 AM

5. Oh you're right, it does

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Response to Doc Sportello (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:23 AM

6. It's a Russian Naval Jack flown from the bow of a Russian warship

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Response to Doc Sportello (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:24 AM

7. It's Russia's Naval Jack

These fly at the bow of a ship.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:03 AM

4. I wonder what would have happened

if Trump was President.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:40 AM

8. Looks more like those vehicles are OFF loading rather than loading.



But this is good news, if our surveillance satellites confirm it to be true.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:07 PM

12. They back in to load. Better to be pulling straight off on a hot LZ.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:01 PM

16. Oh, of course.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:26 AM

9. Behind the headlines

I believe Michael MacKay and this is what he says on Twitter.


Michael MacKay
@mhmck
The Russian regime of state terrorism lies about everything. Russia says it will withdraw some troops from the Ukrainian border but keeps its armies of occupation in the south and east of Ukraine. Russian forces continue to attack along the invasion battlefront in Donbas.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:29 AM

10. Ya - Putin's MO wouldn't be an invasion, I think.

More like he’ll send small groups into Ukraine, attack Ukrainians, and gaslight everyone in the world about it.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:01 PM

11. Russian bosses specialize in misinformation.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:58 PM

18. I think this is absolutely spot on

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:38 PM

13. Putin blinked.

Joe has seen, up close, the way you have to deal with that little punk.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:39 PM

14. So, I wonder what the point of this whole exercise was?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 02:55 PM

15. To test Joe.

Joe passed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:25 PM

17. Pooty Rooty knows NATO would repulse his invasion

and end his reign of tyranny.

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