Russian troops have “fully withdrawn” from northern Ukraine as they prepare to be deployed to battlefields in the east, according to British military intelligence.
In a new report, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said troops who had occupied northern parts of the country are now back in Belarus and Russia, with many of them expected to head east soon.
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This comes as two Russian rockets have struck a railway station in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine, killing 30 people and wounding over 100, Ukraine’s state railway company said on Friday
The station is used to evacuate civilians from areas under bombardment from Russian forces.
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Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have been regrouping for a new offensive, and that Moscow plans to seize as much territory as it can in the eastern part of Ukraine known as Donbas bordering Russia.
Local authorities in some areas have been urging civilians to leave while it is still possible and relatively safe to do so.Photo Credit: Getty