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Russia Drills Troops Near Ukraine Border

Russia conducted military exercises Wednesday in its southwestern Rostov region, which borders Ukraine, a spokesman for Russia's southern military district said.

The spokesman declined to give details on the drills. However, Reuters Television footage from the exercises showed columns of military vehicles, including jeeps, armored personnel carriers, mobile multiple rocket launchers and mobile surface-to-air missile launchers driving in formation at a military aerodrome.

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