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Andriy Parubiy

Russia’s buildup near Ukraine may reach 40,000 troops: U.S. sources

 Russia’s reinforcement of troops near Ukraine has brought the total forces there to as many as 40,000, U.S. officials estimated on Friday, as the United States voiced anxiety over the buildup and called on Moscow to pull back its military. The U.S. estimates of as many as 35,000 to around 40,000 troops are higher than

Ukraine Orders Its Military Out of Crimea Held By Russia

 Ukraine said it would pull its military out of Crimea and fortify its eastern border with Russia as European leaders struggled to come up with a unified response to punish Vladimir Putin for annexing the breakaway Black Sea region. Demilitarization “is the best way to de-escalate the situation,” Andriy Parubiy, head of Ukraine’s National Security