Crimea Crisis: Ukraine's border guards advise against visiting occupied Crimea after FSB provocation

17:45 Aug. 11, 2016

Ukraine's border guards advise against visiting occupied Crimea after FSB provocation

Members of Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (UNIAN photo)

Kyiv says Russia has amassed more troops on Ukraine's border with Crimea 

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine recommends not travelling to the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea due to the tense situation on the peninsula, which has been escalated by the Russian occupiers, Ukrainian Border Guard Service press secretary Oleh Slobodyan said at a briefing on Thursday.

"Taking into account the tense situation on the peninsula, which has been escalated by the occupiers in recent days, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine urges citizens to refrain from travelling to occupied Crimea unless there is an urgent need," he stated.

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The spokesman for Ukraine's border guards also said Russia had amassed more troops in recent days equipped with more modern equipment on Ukraine's border with the Crimean region.

"We can unequivocally say that Russian troops who were there since March are now being replaced with others," Slobodyan was quoted as saying by Reuters.

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"These troops are coming with more modern equipment and there are air assault units. In recent days, we see a strengthening of the units that are at the border. Their number increased," he added.

Reporting by ReutersUNIAN

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