Russia closes borders to three Ukrainian regions following annexation
Following the Russian President’s signing of the treaty to annex Crimea on March 16, Russia closed its borders to Ukrainian citizens from three regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian media Gazeta.ua wrote March 20.
“Russia temporarily closed its borders for citizens from three regions of Ukraine, Kharkovskaya, Sumskaya and Luganskaya, which border the Belgorodskaya and Voronezhskaya regions from the Russian side,” the Ukrainian State border guards announced.
The checkpoints in the above-mentioned regions will not allow crossings for either Russian or Ukrainian citizens.
Russia did not give any explanation for the measures taken, Gazeta.UA reported.