Russian Prime Minister Opposes the Closure of Borders in the Regions
OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at a meeting with his deputies criticized the decisions of some governors to close the administrative borders of the regions because of the coronavirus epidemic.
“Last week, precedents were revealed when the leadership of some regions closed administrative borders, obstructing the passage of people and vehicles to their territory. Government signals about the inadmissibility of such measures were heard,” the politician said. Mishustin added that over the weekend the situation has improved, but called on the leaders of the regions of the Russian Federation “not to confuse regional powers with federal ones.” “Any restrictions must be adequate and consistent with the real situation and, of course, with the measures introduced by the president and the federal government,” he resumed.