Most Ukrainian troops from Crimea have been relocated to mainland Ukraine, only staff providing the pullout of the military hardware stays in the peninsula, First Vice Premier Anatoliy Yarema has said.
"Their number changes every day, for the equipment and people are leaving," Yarema said. At the same time, he did not specify when the removal of Ukrainian troops would be completed, but, according to the official, "today there are no processes that would prevent us from doing this." As for the technical problems associated with the pullout of the hardware or obstacles by the Russians, Yarema said there are those, but minor. "For example, the Russian troops steal spare parts, some other nuances, but these are small things," he said.