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Ukrainian border guards tighten control on the border with Russia

December 30, 2013, 18:06 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 30, 17:59 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian border guards are tightening security on the border with Russia, following a series of explosions in Volgograd on December 29 and 30.

“Ukrainian border guards are increasing control over border crossings in the eastern part of Ukraine - from the Chernigov region to the city of Donetsk and the Crimea,” the Ukrainian State Border Service reported on Monday.

All people and vehicles that wish to cross the Ukrainian-Russian border will undergo scrutinizing checks. All the checkpoints at the Ukrainian-Russian border have been reinforced with additional employees.

“We have been in touch with our Russian colleagues,” the Ukrainian State Border Service reports.

According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Ukrainian nationals were not hurt in a bomb explosion at the Volgograd railway station last Sunday.

“According to reports coming from Russia, there were no Ukrainians among the dead and injured in the December 29 terrorist act. As for the terror strike that occurred in Volgograd this morning, the Foreign Ministry is yet to find out whether any Ukrainian nationals had been hurt,” Yevgeny Perebeinos, the director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry information department, said on Monday.

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