11 Mar 2022 14:00

Reinforcement of Russia's western borders doesn't imply border closure - Peskov

MOSCOW. March 11 (Interfax) - The reinforcement of Russia's western borders does not imply border closure, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"The reinforcement of the western borders is not linked to the closure of the border. It's due to the fact that now, during the special military operation in Ukraine, NATO and some Western countries use it to build up their military capabilities near our borders. This requires us to take action," Peskov told reporters on Friday, when asked about the outcome of the recent meeting of the Russian Security Council.

The Defense Ministry will draw up a report on the current situation, he said "But in general, the president agreed with the need to reinforce our western borders. But this is not linked to the closure of the border," Peskov said.