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May 7, 2014 10:59 PM

Russia’s assertion that it has withdrawn from Ukraine border met with skepticism

In an apparent attempt to halt the escalating violence in southeastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia was pulling troops back from the border, and he urged Ukrainian separatists to call off a referendum on sovereignty they had hoped to hold Sunday. But NATO officials said they saw no immediate sign that Russian forces had pulled back.

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