Russia's Putin Orders Troops in 'Military Exercise' Back to Base ~ Markets Rally OvernightSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 06:00
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front C), accompanied by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (front L), walks to watch military exercises upon his arrival at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region. (Reuters)
By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops that took part in military exercises this week to return to base, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying, according to Reuters news agency
The military exercises, which Moscow denied were linked to events in Ukraine, had been a success, Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
The exercises took place across western Russia, an area which borders Ukraine.