Putin orders tightening of border control with Ukraine

MOSCOW Sat Jun 7, 2014 7:19am EDT

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to the Federal Security Service to strengthen protection of the country's border with Ukraine to prevent people crossing illegally, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.

The order comes a day after Putin held talks with global leaders in France, where U.S. President Barack Obama called on him to cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and stop the provision of arms and material across the border.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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At least Putin protects his borders, unlike Obama who has no idea of what a border is.

Jun 07, 2014 8:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
earnst wrote:
A show of good faith at the minimum.

Jun 07, 2014 8:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaveHubbard wrote:
Wow! A leader with common sense! This is unheard of in the West! Can we trade Obama for Putin? Oh wait. That won’t work! The Russians are too smart to take that trade! Never mind!

Jun 07, 2014 8:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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