MOSCOW | The Latest: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60
MOSCOW — The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local):
Ukraine’s president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country.
The move comes as the long-simmering conflict between the two nations escalated in the Black Sea on Sunday. Russian border guards opened fire on and captured three Ukrainian vessels and their 24-member crew.
President Petro Poroshenko tweeted Friday that the restrictions on Russian travelers have been taken in order to prevent the Russians from forming “private armies” fighting on Ukrainian soil.