"Customs checkpoints on the Uzbek side are working as normal, but the Turkmen side has closed crossing points along the whole border," he told RIA Novosti.
The spokesman said the situation at the five customs and security checkpoints on the border with Turkmenistan remained calm after Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, who ruled the Central Asian country for more than 20 years, died early Thursday at the age of 66.
The Turkmen government, the State Security Council and parliamentarians said in a televised statement earlier: "The people of Turkmenistan will remain committed to the political course of Saparmurat Turkmenbashi."
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Cuba’s new trademark: Multicolored vintage cabs
Infographics: Powerful Ship-Borne Laser System
Cartoons: Polar Explorer Day
The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.