Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in SiberiaSociety & Culture May 24, 18:49
International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in MoscowSociety & Culture May 24, 18:44
Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 17:56
THE UNITED NATIONS, September 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s intentions to suspend operations of the country’s crossing border points on the state border with Russia will not bring any benefits for either Moscow or Kiev and are likely to trigger escalation of tensions, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov said on Thursday.
“Any proposals leading to escalation rather than deescalation of tensions, always carry certain destructive components along with them,” he said. “Trying to break apart ties and contacts between people is not in the interests of either Russians or Ukrainians," Meshkov added.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on urgent measures for protecting Ukraine and bolstering its defense.
In particular, the decree enacts to find a decision on suspension of operations at border checking points on the border with Russia for automobile, marine, pedestrian movements.
Poroshenko also instructed the government to take steps aimed at a unilateral demarcation of Ukraine’s state border with Russia and at providing its proper outfitting.
At the same time, the executive agencies should submit proposals about implementation of special economic and other restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.