On Tuesday, the Kremlin announced the withdrawal of troops from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions as a result of talks led by Ukrainian and Russian representatives.
Satellite images today testify that they were evacuated from the Antonov military airport in Kostomal, north of Kiev, after their departure from the Chernobyl power plant was confirmed. It was attacked by Russian forces on February 25, the day after the invasion of Ukraine began. In these photos, you can see the tormak of the desolate military infrastructure.
They support the words of the US defense source who preached it to CNN. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby underlined on Friday that this was a question of re-establishing Russian forces, not a real withdrawal. Russian forces “less than 20%” blocked progress on kyiv by Ukrainian opposition and “began to shift themselves” in the direction of Belarus.
According to the Pentagon, none of the units left Ukraine. “Our assessment is that they will rearrange these troops, repatriate them and station them elsewhere in Ukraine.” He was still convinced, CNN quoted him as saying. “At this point, this restructuring does not seem to be happening in any particular way.”
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