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Russia says it is pulling back some of its troops from the Ukraine border, in a possible de-escalation of tensions. “We’ll believe it when we see it,” says Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Boris Johnson told Joe Biden on a call last night that the UK would do everything it could to help ease the crisis, to which the president apparently replied: “We’re not going anywhere without you pal.” Novak Djokovic says he still hasn’t had a Covid vaccine and will refuse to play at Wimbledon or the French Open if they require him to have the jab. “Yes, that is the price that I’m willing to pay,” the 34-year-old tennis ace told the BBC. The Metropolitan Police chief who wrote the force’s drugs strategy is facing the sack after being accused of taking drugs. Commander Julian Bennett allegedly took cannabis, LSD and magic mushrooms while on holiday in France.