No decisions made to close borders, impose martial law in regions 

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov


26th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) No decisions have been made to close the borders and introduce martial law in certain regions of Russia, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday.

“I don’t know anything about this. No decisions have been made for now,” Peskov said, while answering questions about whether martial law would be introduced in certain border regions and if the borders would be closed there.

“No decisions have been made on this score so far,” he remarked about the possibility of introducing martial law in some territories.

Also, he reacted to rumours “transport mobilisation” was being considered.

“No, nothing of the kind has been declared,” he said.

About the publication of lists of motor vehicles that might allegedly be taken away from their owners as part of the mobilization campaign, circulating on the social networks, Peskov said such rumors should be treated with utmost caution.

“One should be very cautious about all such lists, all such leaks, so called. Our adversaries and our enemies keep launching such rumors. Some hysterical people at home do that, too. One should be very, very cautious. There are far more fake news than truth about that,” he stressed.