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Russia: Moscow won’t mirror Ukraine’s male travel ban – Zakharova04:02

Russia: Moscow won’t mirror Ukraine’s male travel ban – Zakharova

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 30, 2018 at 11:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented on Ukraine's decision to ban Russian men of combat age from entering the country, speaking in her weekly press briefing in Moscow on Friday.

"It's scary to talk about any kind of mirror responses. Because if someone tries to mirror respond to what is happening in Kiev, this can lead to insanity", said Zakharova.

"If we talk about it at the national scale, then it may simply lead to collapse, because those somersaults that we see today in Kiev and, unfortunately, Ukraine in general, this is completely a dysfunction of the state and the government," the spokesperson added.

Earlier on Friday, Ukrainian State Border Service introduced tightening of security measures at crossing points, barring Russian men from 16 to 60 years old from entering the country.

The move comes as part of martial law, which was introduced in Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporozhie, Lugansk, Donetsk, Sumy, Kharkov, Chernigov and Vinnitsk regions, as wells as the territorial waters of the Kerch Strait. Martial law started on November 28 and is to last for the next 30 days.

The move came after Sunday's incident in the Kerch Strait, when Russia's Coast Guard detained three Ukrainian vessels after they breached Russia's territorial waters.

Russia: Moscow won’t mirror Ukraine’s male travel ban – Zakharova04:02
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Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented on Ukraine's decision to ban Russian men of combat age from entering the country, speaking in her weekly press briefing in Moscow on Friday.

"It's scary to talk about any kind of mirror responses. Because if someone tries to mirror respond to what is happening in Kiev, this can lead to insanity", said Zakharova.

"If we talk about it at the national scale, then it may simply lead to collapse, because those somersaults that we see today in Kiev and, unfortunately, Ukraine in general, this is completely a dysfunction of the state and the government," the spokesperson added.

Earlier on Friday, Ukrainian State Border Service introduced tightening of security measures at crossing points, barring Russian men from 16 to 60 years old from entering the country.

The move comes as part of martial law, which was introduced in Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporozhie, Lugansk, Donetsk, Sumy, Kharkov, Chernigov and Vinnitsk regions, as wells as the territorial waters of the Kerch Strait. Martial law started on November 28 and is to last for the next 30 days.

The move came after Sunday's incident in the Kerch Strait, when Russia's Coast Guard detained three Ukrainian vessels after they breached Russia's territorial waters.

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