: People allowed to cross administrative border at Chongar checkpoint – border guards
Politics15:44 Aug. 9, 2016
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People allowed to cross administrative border at Chongar checkpoint – border guards

Earlier increased border workload was reported in the peninsula

Crimea's occupation authorities have allowed people and vehicles to cross the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and the peninsula near the Chongar checkpoint, the country's state border service reports.

The only checkpoint fully closed is Kalanchak, while at the Chaplynka checkpoint the occupying border guards grant entrance to those heading to Crimea.

Read also Russia's military hardware, helicopters spotted along checkpoints with Crimea

On August 8, Ukraine's State Border Service reported that the situation on the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and Russia-annexed Crimea remains tense yet under control.

Read also Situation along checkpoints with Crimea remains tense - Ukraine Border Guards

The situation got tense as the occupying authorities in Crimea blocked the checkpoints at the administrative border with mainland Ukraine on Sunday morning, August 7. According to UNIAN, witnesses reported that large amounts of Russian military hardware were massed near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in Crimea's north, close to the administrative border with mainland Ukraine.

Crimea was seized from Ukraine by Russia in February 2014. Ukraine's Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) officially declared February 20, 2014, a beginning of Russia's illegal occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Numerous world leaders strongly condemned the illegal annexation and launched a range of economic sanctions against Russia.

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