Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on reports that the Russian government decided to send additional military forces and equipment on the border with North Korea. Military explained the transfer of the planned exercises.
At the request of journalists to comment on media reports, Peskov said that the issues of deployment of troops in the country does not belong to the category of public, reports RIA Novosti.
That the far East is the “massive transfer of military equipment,” originally reported by a local portal DVhab.ru. The newspaper also published a video with military train moving in the direction of the Primorsky region via Khabarovsk.
The head of the press service of the Eastern military district Alexander Gordeev assured the portal Vl.ru that large-scale movement of military equipment not associated with the aggravation of the situation around the DPRK. According to him, anti-aircraft missile complexes “Thor” returned to the places of permanent deployment in Primorye after a large-scale planning exercises.
“I would say more, massive movement of military equipment can be seen in different areas of the County: now we have passed the inspection of military units all over the County — from lake Baikal to Chukotka, the units go to landfills, into a strange country where you are studying in the fields,” he said.
The videos of transporting troops also drew the attention of the British newspaper Daily Mail. The publication reported that Russia has engaged in strengthening the 17-kilometer border with North Korea for fear that the U.S. will strike North Korea and the flow of refugees will flood into the territory of the Russian Federation.