Checkpoints reported working regularly with no delays
Tourists continue to travel to the occupied Crimea despite numerous warnings and reports of possible attacks. The checkpoints on the temporary border in Chongar in Kherson region are said to work as regularly scheduled. According to the border officers, the average number of people crossing the border is 150-200 persons per hour. A number of cars is approximately 30-40 vehicles.
No military equipment is reported close to the border. Ukrainian officers say they have been working on the highest alert since the beginning of Russian occupation. By now nothing has changed drastically.
Serhiy Rybachenko, Deputy head of Berdyansk border control:
We have been watching the military equipment being moved since 2014. It is hardly possible to detect whether the Russians have brought more weapon here. We are on high alert, following the potential subversive groups and terrorists.
The civilians complain mostly about long queues at the border control. They stress they are tired and willing to arrive eventually at their destination, be it Crimea or Ukraine mainland. No one returning from the occupied peninsula is worried.