Rus­sian men blocked from en­try in bid to stop vi­o­lence

The Guardian Weekly - - Global Report -

Ukraine has blocked Rus­sian men aged be­tween 16 and 60 from en­ter­ing the coun­try in a sweep­ing ban it says is aimed at pre­vent­ing Rus­sia from form­ing “pri­vate” armies on its ter­ri­tory.

The mea­sure es­ca­lates a cri­sis be­tween the two coun­tries that was sparked when Rus­sian border guards opened fire on and cap­tured three Ukrainian ves­sels and 24 crew last month.

Ukraine also in­sti­tuted martial law in 10 re­gions to pre­vent what it de­scribed as a pos­si­ble land in­va­sion by Rus­sia.

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