The Russian president’s spokesman criticized on Thursday media reports that suggested Russia was pulling troops to its western border with Belarus.
“The very wording of the question suggesting a buildup on the Belarusian border seems absurd to me. I don’t know anything about this. But it would be an exaggeration to speak about a buildup at the Belarusian border,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters at a briefing in Moscow.
He advised that journalists inquire with the Russian Defense Ministry about the movement of troops and its purpose.