The forces that began to return to the barracks belong to the Russian Southern Military District and the Airborne Forces. The troop transfer is scheduled to be completed by May 1.

These forces participated in a maneuver that took place its main stage on Thursday, which, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, was part of an unannounced test of the combat readiness of the armed forces. Ten thousand soldiers participated in exercises at the Obock training ground in Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, which it annexed on Thursday.

Russia announced its withdrawal from the border with Ukraine yesterday. In front of the soldiers until the end of the month for this purpose. The head of the ministry instructed “the General Staff, commanders of military regions, and airborne forces to plan and begin the return of the forces to the permanent deployment sites as of April 23, to conduct a detailed analysis and summarize the results of the surprise inspections.”