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Russia Steps Up Border Security Amid 'Turbulence' in Neighboring Countries

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Russia is monitoring and analyzing recent emergency situations in neighboring countries and additional measures have been introduced to ensure own border security, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is concerned over turbulence in Turkey, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

"Giving similar assessments to events happening in our neighboring countries is hardly possible, because, of course, you need to analyze each particular case. In one case there is a clear attempt to seize power that has led to numerous casualties, in another there are various criminal incidents," Peskov said, answering a question on a possible link between recent events in Turkey, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

"Of course, such turbulence near our borders causes concern. Of course, this creates a need to closely monitor and analyze the situation. The safety of our country and its borders are ensured at an appropriate level, but, of course, considering the latest information, necessary measures are being taken," he added.

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