Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the statement by Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov that the redeployment of Russian troops to the borders of Belarus can be considered a preventive measure due to the increasing radicalism in Ukraine, reports “Interfax”.
Yesterday at a press-conference in Minsk Surikov said that the movement of Russian troops to Belarus, which concerns previously expressed by the Belarusian media, should not cause fears of Minsk, because it is connected with activization of radicals in Ukraine.
“Where is Belarus? I understand that we don’t work with the Minsk agreements, and radicalism in Ukraine again begins to rise. There outside of the “Right sector”, formed a new force — surprie, more radical. In Ukraine begins to prevail again, the point of the war. But we don’t really wish she prevailed. The only all — preventive measures”, — said on the eve of the Ambassador of Russia in Belarus.
Sands asked reporters to seek clarification from the Russian Embassy in Belarus or the Ministry of foreign Affairs. “I would recommend you contact either the Embassy for further clarification, either in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. This is the statement of the Ambassador, and this applies more to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of foreign Affairs,” — said on Friday that Sands.
However, he did not rule out that Surikov’s remarks could be taken out of context. “I do not exclude that it is taken out of context. I just don’t see the full text of the statement, I would not like to comment on,” — said the representative of the Kremlin (quoted by TASS).
In early June, wrote that in the town of Klintsy, Bryansk region, located about 50 km from the Belarusian and Ukrainian borders, redeployed part of the motorized rifle brigade from Yekaterinburg. Later, “Interfax” with reference to an informed source said that another brigade of infantry was transferred from Samara to Valuyki is a town in the Voronezh region in 20 km from the border with Ukraine.
On 7 June Reuters reported that Russia is building in Klintsy another military base. Reporter the Agency had seen “a temporary military camp, a large number of newly arrived military personnel and military equipment”, two soldiers in camouflage uniforms at a checkpoint in the middle of the forest told the reporter to leave, saying that they were protecting the “special military object”.