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"Just statements": Zelensky says that so far there is no withdrawal of Russian troops from border of Ukraine 02/16/2022 17:44:19. Total views 546. Views today — 0.

Ukraine does not yet see a real withdrawal of Russian troops from its borders. President Volodymyr Zelensky told the BBC about this, - Liga.net reports.

"Honestly, we are reacting to the reality that we have, and we do not see any stepback yet. We just heard about it", - he said.

Zelensky added that "all normal people expect de-escalation". At the same time, he noted that he was calm about the threats, because "it did not start yesterday and has been happening for many years".

According to him, when Russia withdraws the military, everyone will see it – not only the military or intelligence. "But for now, these are just statements", - he concluded.

As previously reported, the Russian Defence Ministry stated on February 15 that they were returning the military of the Western and Southern districts of Russia to permanent bases. Other sources do not confirm this. The President's Office called the Russian statement "the right signal" and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that we need to see the withdrawal of troops, and not just hear about it.