Chief of Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko is seen onboard a helicopter as he travels to inspect military exercises in the Donetsk region, Ukraine September 28, 2017. Picture taken September 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Sergei Karazy)
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Russia has left troops behind after staging war games in Belarus despite promising not to, Ukraine's Commander in Chief Viktor Muzhenko told Reuters.In an interview on a military plane on Thursday evening, Muzhenko said Russia has withdrawn only a few units from Belarus and had lied about how many of its soldiers were there in the first place.Ukraine sees itself as being at war with Russia and has accused Moscow of sending troops and hardware to fight in the Donbass region, which Moscow denies.Muzhenko said the wargames were of an offensive nature. Ukraine staged its own drills in northern Ukraine in response to Zapad and built up troops there.
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