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Moldova puts borders on alert amid Ukraine unrest

May 5, 2014

Moldova’s government says it has placed the landlocked country’s borders on alert amid unrest in neighboring Ukraine.

Top Moldovan leaders announced the move Monday in a joint statement after Ukrainian forces deployed an elite unit to the Ukrainian port of Odessa.

President Nicolae Timofti, Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and Parliament speaker Igor Coreman said in the statement that security forces were ordered “to take all necessary actions to ensure public order inside the country.”

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