: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Crossing through Chonhar checkpoint in Crimean direction resumed

The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling of traffic on their side of the Chonhar checkpoint, the press center of Ukraine`s State Border Guard Service reported.

”The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling traffic on their side of Chonhar checkpoint. Today, the controlling authorities of the occupying country have suspended the movement of citizens and vehicles in that direction,” a statement read.

Currently, the checkpoint Kalanchak remains completely blocked and the handling of traffic by the occupying forces is not carried out in any direction.

At the Chaplynka checkpoint, the occupying authorities allow the crossing of the border for individuals only in the direction to the temporarily occupied peninsula.

As was reported on Facebook page of Krym.SOS organization, a queue of vehicles of about 1 km was spotted on the Ukrainian side of the Chonhar checkpoint, while it stretches 5-6 km on the Crimean side. Only vehicles that reached the administrative border yesterday morning are able to enter mainland Ukraine. Thus, the crossing of the administrative border in this direction takes more than a day, according to the report.

Crossing the border on foot takes about two-three hours, the state border service said. After a short suspension in handling the traffic, large queues of pedestrians on both sides of the checkpoint are spotted. Russian border guards are carrying out a thorough examination of vehicles and luggage.


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