A Russian Ministry of Defence spokesman has announced that Russia will begin withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border saying these units have completed their military training exercises in the region.

“Units of the southern and western military districts, having completed their tasks, have already begun loading onto rail and road transport and today they will begin moving to their military garrisons,”  -chief spokesman, Igor Konashenkov.

On Monday the Biden administration warned that Russian troops were ready to launch an invasion as early as Wednesday the 16th of February, “We are in the window where an invasion could happen at any time,” said White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “It could begin this week.”

Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby carried this imminent invasion prediction forward as well saying to reporters, “I won’t get into a specific date, I don’t think that would be smart. I would just tell you that it is entirely possible that he could move with little to no warning.”