Kremlin: Russian troops at N.Korea border not ‘public issue’
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that the movement of the country’s military on the border with North Korea is not a “public issue,” TASS reported. According to the spokesperson, Russia’s decision to build up troops on the border is a normal reaction to the current global geopolitical situation.
“The issues of troops’ deployment and re-deployment are not referred to the category of public issues,” Peskov noted, referring to several media reports on Russian troops movements. He added that “any country responds to changes in the international situation in building its own security.”
Yesterday, a number of news outlets reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin sent military reinforcement to North Korean border over fears that heightened tensions between the West and Pyongyang might spark a tidal wave of refugees.