"Russia's defense minister said Thursday that massive military exercises near the border with Ukraine had been completed, and that he had ordered troops to return to their permanent bases by May 1, according to state media."
"Moscow Troops Withdraw From Ukraine Border After NATO F-16s Intercept Jets Over Baltic
alliance's Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) at Uedem, Germany, sent fighter jets from bases in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland to track the two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers, which were being escorted by Su-27 and Su-35 fighter aircraft.
The Russians were also operating an A-50 Mainstay airborne warning and control plane that was escorted by fighters, NATO said.
The alliance sent up German and Italian fighter aircraft, Polish Air Force F-16s fighters and Royal Danish Air Force F-16s were also deployed. It said the Russian bombers stayed in international airspace above the Baltic Sea and returned to mainland Russia after three hours.
Guys, so whats its all about ?
1) a cheap KGB trick
2) the Real End of escalation, Moscow realized that it can´t pull off distraction of our ally in Eastern Europe - Ukraine
https://www.axios.com/russia-end-troop- ... siaukraine
https://www.newsweek.com/russia-troops- ... 1619095000