Russia halts cross border movement on border with Ukraine’s Chernihiv region, cites "combat alert in Ukraine"

19:17, 23 March 2017
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The Russian side explains to citizens the suspension of cross border movement at Novye Yurkovichi checkpoint on the border with Ukraine’s Chernihiv region with the allegation that "combat alert" has been declared in Ukraine, speaker for the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian said, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

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"People are telling [Ukrainian] border guards that police patrol at a roadblock near the Russian checkpoint Novye Yurkovichi instruct travelers to use other checkpoints along the border, telling them that a combat alert has been declared in Ukraine," Slobodian told Interfax-Ukraine agency Thursday.

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Other sources inform that armed men in full gear have amassed at the Russian checkpoint.

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