A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman yesterday slammed Primorsky krai governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko for the latter’s’ criticism of the ongoing demarcation of the Russian-Chinese border. Grigori Tarasov called the criticism "excessively emotional" and "demagogic," and warned that Nazdratenko was undermining implementation of a treaty that fully serves Russia’s interests. Tarasov’s comments came as a working group from Russia’s Federation Council also concluded that there ought to be amendments to the 1991 treaty governing the border demarcation. (Interfax, Itar-Tass, December 17)
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