Ukraine closed For citizens in border areas of the Russian Federation local checkpoints in connection With security issues, said the assistant Director of the State border service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan at a press conference on Thursday.
first Ukrainian authorities terminated the agreement on local border movement With the Russian Federation. From Monday to cross the state border With Ukraine, the Russians will be possible only through international checkpoints, which are controlled by the Kiev. Small border movement assumed the facilitated procedure of crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border border For citizens of the 50-kilometer zone.
"March 16, entered into force the decision of the Cabinet? 86, approved March 4, temporary restriction For Residents of the Russian Federation, citizens of the border areas, movement through local checkpoints. That is, they, the inhabitants of border regions of the Russian Federation, have the opportunity to cross the state border to enter exclusively in international and interstate crossings, " he said, Slobodyan Agency.
according to his statement, in General, on the Ukrainian-Russian border is now officially operates 31 checkpoint, in which 14 international, interstate 10 and 7 seater.
"So these 7 local checkpoints For Residents of the Russian Federation, citizens of the border areas, closed Since March 16. For crossing the border to them as citizens of the Russian Federation from other fields, it is necessary to have a passport, " said Slobodyan.
"At the moment of complications or conflict situations in areas and at these checkpoints have been encountered. We realize, because it will be inconvenient For Residents of the Russian Federation from the border areas, but it is a safety issue, for this reason, the state border service this rule strictly fulfilled", he said.