Ukraine Crisis: Russia Orders Troops to Pull Back From Border

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the pull back of troops along the Ukrainian border. The troops, who have been camped near Ukraine over the past few months, are expected to return to their permanent bases.

Two weeks ago, Russian officials said they were withdrawing forces from the 1,500 km border. However, NATO said it has seen no evidence of troop movement. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports.

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Russia Orders Troops to Pull Back From Border

Russia Orders Troops to Pull Back From Border

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the pull back of troops along the Ukrainian border. The troops, who have been camped near Ukraine over the past few months, are expected to return to their permanent bases. Two weeks ago, Russian officials said they were withdrawing forces from the 1,500 km border. However, NATO said it has seen no evidence of troop movement. CCTV's Tom Barton reports.

Meanwhile, Russia’s president is in China this week. Trade cooperation between the two countries is high on the trip’s agenda. Russia’s economy has been slowing down this year. However, the country’s trade with China is growing and may reach $100 billion by the end of the year. CCTV’s Anya Ardayeva reports.

Follow Anya Ardayeva on Twitter@AnnaArda

Russian President Putin Visits China for Trade Talks

Russian President Putin Visits China for Trade Talks

Meanwhile, Russia's president is in China this week. Trade cooperation between the two countries is high on the trip's agenda. Russia's economy has been slowing down this year. However, the country's trade with China is growing and may reach $100 billion by the end of the year. CCTV's Anya Ardayeva reports.