Russian Defense Ministry: Military Drills Near Ukraine Over

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August 08, 2014 AT 1:38 PM
Russia's Defense Ministry said late on Friday it had finished military exercises in southern Russia which the United States had criticized as a "provocative" step amid the Ukraine crisis. Interfax news agency quoted the defense ministry's news service as saying, "Aircraft taking part in exercises have been redeployed from temporary to their permanent air bases, anti-aircraft missile units ... have started to load their equipment to depart to their permanent positions.