Latvia and Estonia increase border security as Western monitor developments

2023-06-24 16:51:04 | Last Update : 2023-06-24 17:15:18

Following the crisis that erupted in Russia between the army and the mercenary group Wagner, security measures have been increased in neighboring Estonia and Latvia and a "do not travel" warning has been issued to Russia. Britain said there was a risk of unrest across Russia, while the Elysee Palace said French President Emmanuel Macron was closely monitoring the situation.

Latvia and Estonia increase border security as Western monitor developments
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The crisis in Russia between the mercenary group Wagner and the Moscow administration has prompted statements from European countries. Polish President Andrej Duda shared on his social media account, "This morning we held consultations with the Prime Minister, the Ministry of National Defense and our allies over the situation in Russia. We are constantly monitoring developments beyond our eastern border."


Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said, "Taking into account the recent events in Russia, I once again call on Latvian citizens not to travel to Russia and Belarus and for those already there to leave these countries as soon as possible. We are carefully following the development of events in Russia. The state authorities are currently assessing the situation and taking the necessary additional security measures."

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas stated that border security has been strengthened and called for not traveling to neighboring Russia. "Estonia is closely monitoring the situation in Russia and exchanging information with its allies. I can guarantee that there is no direct threat to our country. Border security has been strengthened. I also urge our people not to travel anywhere in Russia."


In a statement released by the Elysee Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron closely followed the situation in Russia. "We remain focused on the support for Ukraine," the statement said.


In a statement made by the British Foreign Office, it warned of the risk of unrest across Russia. "There is a risk of military activity in the Rostov region and further unrest across the country," the statement said.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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