: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Blockade of Crimea Is Continuing Peacefully


On September 20, Crimean Tatars launched a nonviolent protest action that they have named the “Citizens’ Blockade of Crimea” to suspend the transfer of goods from mainland Ukraine to the occupied territory of the Crimean peninsula. The peaceful blockade is taking place at Kalanchak, Chongar (headquarters) and Chaplinka—three main crossing points for Ukrainian goods. According to border records, a week before the Citizens’ Blockade started, 7,933 tons of food was transported through these checkpoints, of which 4,939 tons were vegetables and fruit (Segodnya.ua, September 17). These figures do not take into account the additional import of electrical supplies and wood …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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