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Ukraine says Russia still has 100,000 troops near its border

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KYIV (Reuters) – Russia still has around 100,000 troops deployed near Ukraine’s border and in annexed Crimea, the head of Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) Ivan Bakanov said on Tuesday.

Russia announced a withdrawal of forces from near Ukraine’s border last month after a standoff that alarmed the West. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last week that a significant number of Russia forces were still there.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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