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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Russia stepped up security measures at the borders due to turbulence from the neighbors


Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov expressed concern over the unstable situation in Russia’s neighboring countries. However, he assured that Moscow is taking all necessary measures to ensure security on its borders.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Dmitry Peskov commented on developments in Turkey, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. Press Secretary believes that the situation in these countries cannot be assessed equally.

According to him, in the case of Turkey, we are talking about attempting a military coup, which led to numerous casualties. As for the events in Yerevan and Alma-ATA, then according to Peskov, they are criminal in nature, according to RIA Novosti.

A Kremlin spokesman said that “turbulence” at the Russian border is causing concern for the authorities. “Of course, this forces very carefully monitor the situation, analyze it”, — said Peskov.

The press Secretary stressed that security at the border perimeter of Russia is at the appropriate level, noting that “necessary measures” would be taken considering the information received. Peskov also stated that Moscow would like to see their neighbours stable, prosperous and predictable States.

On Friday evening, Turkish authorities thwarted an attempt of a military coup the country. In clashes killed more than 300 people. Sunday in Yerevan, the radicals seized the police station and took hostages. One policeman was killed and four wounded.

This morning began to receive reports about the shooting in Almaty. The gunman, according to some, is a supporter of non-traditional religious movements. Victims of the shooter were three police officers and one civilian.

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