Ukrainian President Poroshenko asked the Ukrainian government to urgently address the issue of the temporary closure of all checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Russian border. It was said that the decision was made in August, but was published on the website of the Ukrainian President only on September 25.
"To solve the question of the temporary closure of checkpoints on the state border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation for automotive, marine, hiking communication and terminate traffic through them, and if necessary - to solve question regarding the temporary closure of crossing points for other types of communication", the text of the decision made by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said. The document was approved on August 28.
The version of the document that has been published on the website of the Ukrainian president is incomplete: several paragraphs of the document are classified.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was instructed to take measures to conduct unilateral demarcation of the border with Russia and ensure its proper technical maintenance, including with the use of international technical assistance.
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