Questions of Russia forces withdrawing

February 16, 2022

At the moment, we have not seen any withdrawal of Russian forces.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on reports of Russia pulling back troops near the Ukrainian border.
  • The Russian Defense Ministry released video purportedly showing the movement of forces away from certain disputed territory in Ukraine – a sign of potential withdrawal.
  • Estimates: Russia has reportedly put an estimated 150,000 forces near Ukraine (as well as Belarus to the north).
  • Why It Matters: Russia claims to be pulling back some military forces – but both the Ukrainian president and the president of NATO do not report seeing this in action.

NATO sees no sign Russia is pulling back troops near Ukraine

by Jenna Lee,