MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Russia’s new regions are an integral part of the country, and security there is ensured just like throughout the rest of the country, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured on Tuesday.
Since the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics as well as the Zaporozhye and the Kherson Regions were admitted to Russia "relatively recently," work is currently underway to integrate those territories into the nation's legislative, economic and social spheres as well as into Russia’s security system, Peskov explained.
When asked about whether Russia’s nuclear umbrella covers the new regions, he replied: "All those territories are an inseparable part of Russia, and therefore all of them are under [our] protection, their security is guaranteed precisely at the same level as the rest of the country."