Ukraine Prez Petro Poroshenko tells cabinet to consider `temporarily` closing Russia border

 President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree on Thursday instructing his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine`s eastern border with Russia to help halt its "intervention" in the ex-Soviet state`s affairs.

Kiev: President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree on Thursday instructing his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine`s eastern border with Russia to help halt its "intervention" in the ex-Soviet state`s affairs.

The decree published on the presidential website orders the government "to settle... the issue of temporary closing checkpoints on Ukraine`s state border with the Russian Federation to cars, sea and pedestrian traffic."

Poroshenko`s decree said it was issued "in connection with the continued intervention of the Russian Federation in Ukraine`s internal affairs.

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