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Ukraine to close border with Russia next week - defence minister

Military together with frontier guards already blocked 250 km of the Ukrainian-Russian border, the acting head of department Mikhail Koval declared

KIEV, June 15, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine will close its border with Russia next week, Ukraine’s acting Defence Minister Mikhail Koval said on Sunday.

“The military jointly with border guards have already closed 250 kilometres of the Ukrainian-Russian border. It will take several days more to close the entire border,” he said. “Ukraine’s supreme commander-in-chief, its president has already set clear tasks regarding the closure of the eastern border. We are fulfilling these tasks. Next week we will be through with them. We have practically closed almost 250 kilometres of the state border. Our people are deployed near the state border along with border guards.