Moscow: Information spread on social media regarding the alleged introduction of a curfew in Russia’s Rostov region is false, the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.
“In the Telegram messenger, on behalf of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Rostov Region, information is being published about the introduction of a curfew in the region. This message is a fake and has nothing to do with the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Rostov Region,” the emergency services said.
Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev said on Telegram in the early hours of Saturday that law enforcement agencies were doing everything necessary to ensure the safety of residents of the Rostov region.
Security measures have been strengthened in Russia’s Lipetsk Region and local residents have been asked to refrain from traveling in the southern direction, regional Governor Igor Artamonov said on Saturday morning.
The situation in Rostov-on-Don remains calm and only a few streets have been blocked by police, a Sputnik correspondent reported in the early hours of Saturday.
The situation in the Russian capital of Moscow was also calm during the night and no military or other armored vehicles were spotted in the streets, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
On Friday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) opened a criminal case for inciting armed mutiny over statements made on behalf of the head of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC), Yevgeny Prigozhin. The FSB said that there was a threat of escalation on Russian territory. The Russian Defense Ministry said that social media reports about alleged Russian military strikes on camps belonging to PMC Wagner were not true.