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Published: Sunday March 2, 2014 MYT 3:01:09 PM
Updated: Sunday March 2, 2014 MYT 3:02:03 PM

Head of Russian region says armed groups tried to block road to Ukraine-Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The governor of Russia's Belgorod region said on Sunday armed groups had tried to cut off a road leading to Ukraine, Interfax news agency reported.

"Armed men are roaming the area ... There was an attempt to close off the road from Moscow to Crimea," Yevgeny Savchenko was quoted as saying about events on Saturday. "This is really troubling."

(writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage) nL6N0LZ038

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