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Ukraine crisis: Putin 'orders partial withdrawal'

1 April 2014 Last updated at 06:47 BST

Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the border with Ukraine, according to the German government.

The Russian president informed Chancellor Angela Merkel of the move in a telephone conversation, according to her office.

Thousands of Russian soldiers are still said to be deployed along the border.

Alpa Patel reports.