Russian officials have said on several occasions recently that they
are withdrawing their troops, and NATO has repeatedly said it has seen
no evidence of that. But in the past days, surveillance has
revealed actions by Russian troops, including the loading up of
mechanized vehicles, which could suggest a pullback.
“We have seen movement. It is too early to classify the size and
nature of it,” General Breedlove said in Brussels on May 22, following
a meeting of NATO military chiefs.
“But the scope of the movement we have seen so far is not going to
affect the capability of the very large force that’s there now.”