The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine recommends Ukrainian citizens to refrain from traveling to Crimea, annexed by Russia, due to the limited capacity for free entry and exit provided by the Russian authorities of the occupied peninsula.
Oleg Slobodian, Spokesman of the State Border Guard Service said that the invaders had limited exit from the peninsula through the Kalanchak and Chaplynka checkpoints. “Those, returning from the occupied part of Ukraine, are not allowed to leave the territory by Russian enforcers,” he said.
According to Slobodiana, Chongar is the only checkpoint, working under normal conditions at the moment.
“The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine advises citizens to take this information into account when planning trips, and to refrain from visiting the occupied peninsula unless it is absolutely necessary,” he said.
On the morning of August 7, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that Russian border guards had stopped the vehicle and passenger flow into the territory of Crimea for unknown reasons. A few hours later, Russians renewed the flow through the Chongar checkpoint only.