Russia orders troops to return put up Crimea drill

Moscow, April 22

Russia’s Defence Minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills in Crimea that involved dozens of navy ships, hundreds of warplanes and thousands of troops in a show of force amid tensions with Ukraine.

After watching the drills, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu declared the maneuvers over. “I consider the goals of the snap check of readiness fulfilled,” Shoigu said. — Agencies

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