Peskov: "There is nothing political" in the proposal for "purification" of the borders in the Baltic

Dimitri Peskov / Photo: Sergei Bobylev / Sputnik / Profimedia

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said in a statement to the media that "there is nothing political" in the Russian Defense Ministry's proposal to "clean up" the country's borders in the Baltic Sea, "although the political situation has changed significantly" recently.

"You see how tensions have escalated and what the level of confrontation is, especially in the Baltic region. Of course, this requires appropriate steps from our relevant bodies to ensure our safety," Peskov told reporters.

In a draft proposal published by some Russian media, the Russian Defense Ministry proposes updating the coordinates used to mark territorial waters near Russia's mainland coast and on islands in the Baltic Sea.

The existing coordinates were approved in 1985, the ministry said, adding that they were "based on small-scale nautical navigation maps" and did not correspond to the "modern geographical situation".

It was not immediately clear from the draft whether the proposed changes would move the border or just clarify it.

 

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