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KIEV, May 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Kiev has taken into consideration the Russian Federation's statement about withdrawal of troops after exercises near the Ukrainian border, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's informational policy department said on Monday.
Information about real steps of the Russian side was being checked, the department said.
"We urge the Russian side to cancel the announced military exercises of the Russian Air Force Aviadarts-2014 in the region of Lipetsk, Voronezh and Ryazan during the period from May 21 to 25," the department said in a statement.
According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the exercises will increase tension at a time of presidential elections in Ukraine.
Earlier, Russian President Putin had ordered to return troops after exercises in the Rostov, Belgorod and Bryansk regions to their deployment bases.