Putin ready to talk with NATO; says some Russian troops leaving Ukraine border

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that he’s ready to discuss Russia’s security concerns with the U.S. and NATO, and has agreed to pull some Russian troops away from Ukraine. Ahead of his remarks, the Russian military announced some of the units positioned near Ukraine are returning to their home bases.

According to the Associated Press, After meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, Putin said the U.S. and NATO rejected his calls to keep Ukraine out of their alliance, stop major weapons deployments near Russia and withdraw troops from eastern Europe. However, Putin said NATO had agreed to discuss some trust-building security measures he favors.

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