The Russian Federal Security Service's border department in the Rostov region does not confirm reports of a number of foreign media outlets alleging that military vehicles have crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.
"The Russian FSB border department does not confirm the information about Russian military vehicles crossing the state border with Ukraine," a source in the border department press service told Interfax on Friday.
The representative of the FSB regional border department said measures were being taken towards comprehensive security of people in border regions amid frequent bombardments of Russian territory and an increase in groups of Ukrainian servicemen crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Therefore, the FSB Border Service has set up mobile groups, which immediately move to such districts at the request of residents reporting bombardments and clashes in the border zone in order to provide the security of the state border and Russian citizens and to prevent the penetration of armed people into the Russian Federation. They operate exclusively on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The alleged crossing of the Russian-Ukrainian border by a group of Russian servicemen actually did not happen, he noted.
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