Latvia, as announced, has closed two border crossings on the border with Russia, one of which (Vientuli) was previously identified by the Russian government as the only land crossing through which Ukrainian citizens could enter the Russian Federation, LSM.lv reports.
"The decision to close the two border crossing points was made after consultations with other countries and does not contradict the policy of Ukraine itself, which calls on its citizens not to travel to Russia," commented Guntis Pujats, head of the State Border Guard Service of Latvia.
Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis said that the decision was made due to the desire "to prevent violations of public order, threats to national security and to avoid possible negative consequences of the situation in Russia."
Concrete barriers have already been installed on the border.
Now Ukrainian citizens can enter Russia only through Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.