Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says.
An exception would be made for “humanitarian cases” such as those travelling to funerals. Russia says it is not planning retaliatory measures.
Martial law has been imposed in 10 Ukrainian regions until 26 December.
The move came as Ukraine’s president expressed fears of a Russian invasion after Russian forces seized three Ukrainian boats and 24 sailors.
Ukraine said Sunday’s incident in the Black Sea was a flagrant violation of international law, while Russia says the vessels violated its territorial waters.
President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement — or USMCA — in Buenos Aires Friday, using the backdrop of the G-20 Summit to resolve a trade dispute between America and its closest neighbors.
“This has been a battle, and battles sometimes make great friendships,” Trump said at the start of the signing ceremony.
Saying all three countries will benefit from the deal, Trump said of the USMCA, “It is probably the largest trade deal ever made.”
The USMCA (read the whole text here) replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had created a free trade zone between the three countries back in 1994. The deal will require ratification by all three countries’ legislatures before taking effect.