"According to our information, the threat of aborder breakthrough from the Russian side by trained militants'formations of the Russian Federation still exists. We are aware ofthese plans and we are taking all measures to forestall such abreakthrough. We guard the border and continue to release theborder checkpoints, previously captured by terrorists," hesaid.
Astakhov reminded that eight border checkpoints were officiallyclosed. Russia closed two border crossing points and then openedone of them again. "We may observe that Russia closes some bordercrossing points occasionally. Ukraine has officially stoppedtraffic through eight border points and this will last until peaceis restored. It is impossible for the vehicles from the Russianside to cross the border," Astakhov assured.