Russian border guards have started to put barbed wire on the border with Ukraine. This was reported by Channel Irta . Such structures have emerged, particularly in the Lugansk region. When it happened, is not specified. The report stresses that the initiative Russians did not please the locals, who had previously crossed the border almost unimpeded. The fact is that many Ukrainians in the border villages Russian side live close relatives, to get to which it has now become much more difficult. According to the channel, formerly the Russian Federation and Ukraine have agreed on the establishment of a simplified border crossing for residents of border areas in the Luhansk region, but the project was never implemented due to lack of funding.
As noted , Center for Transportation Policies change in the situation in the border area may be related to the intention of official Kiev to sign an association agreement with the EU. Russia has repeatedly criticized these plans, offering Ukraine to become a full member of the Customs Union in which the Republic currently has observer status. Length of the land of the Russian-Ukrainian border is more than two thousand kilometers. The agreement on the demarcation of its foreign ministers of the two countries signed 17 May 2010 in Kiev. In November 2012, the car near a checkpoint Senkovka Chernihiv region has installed the first border post.