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(4-29-14) There have been reports that the Russians have amassed four divisions of troops on the Ukrainian border. These are the same four divisions they've had there for the last six weeks. They've just been moving them back and forth.
Last week what killed the end of the week "fear bid" was when there was an agreement for disengagement and, as we reported, Putin would back away from it in order to buy more time. And that's what happened.
They're just playing the game, since they temporarily moved them back north. In the Russian army, a division is 10,000 combat troops, but a total division could be as many as 25,000, depending on how much staff support is included.
Russia's President Vlad Putin agrees to disengagement every time he thinks that Secretary of State John Kerry will agree to a "cool-down" which means he pulls the troops back 50 miles and lets them rest there for a couple days, and then he puts them back on the border again.