Russia's withdrawal claims present no troop withdrawal near Ukraine's borders: Kuleba

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
17 May 2021, 12:56
Canan Kevser
17 May 2021, 12:56

The Russian military threat remains since there has been no large-scale withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said this in a video interview with DW.

"We do not see a withdrawal of Russian troops that would be adequate to the number of troops concentrated along with Ukraine’s border and occupied territories," Kuleba said.

The diplomat insisted that what is happening cannot be called a withdrawal of troops. "Russian troops in their mass remained in place. What has literally changed is the transfer of military units. This is true, but the threat has not passed," he added.

According to Ukrainian diplomat, Russia's withdrawal of troops resembles to the trials in the Soviet Union – trials without any justice.

"What we are seeing today is the withdrawal of troops without a withdrawal of troops. And we should remain vigilant in this matter," the foreign minister stressed.