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RUSSIA WITHDRAWS TROOPS IN MONGOLIA

Russia has withdrawn all of its troops from Mongolia as promised, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.

Xinhua said Mongolia and Russia were continuing negotiations over some equipment left behind.Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, was a Soviet satellite state for decades. The former Soviet Union stationed tens of thousands of troops in Mongolia to confront Chinese forces to the south during the years when Moscow and Beijing were rivals for leadership of the world communist move-ment.