Ukraine moves to restrict entry on eastern border with Russia

During an emergency Cabinet of Ministers meeting on March 16, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine’s eastern border has been almost completely shut down with Russia. Many Russians have been refused entry to Ukraine if they are suspected by border guards of being sent to Ukraine to stir up demonstrations or cause violent unrest. Deadly demonstrations have taken place in the last week in Kharkiv and Donetsk, killing at least three people.

Ukrainian and Western officials have blamed provocateurs who are sent in to create disorder, giving Russia a pretext to send in their military forces to restore public peace.

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