“The regional authorities have ensured disposal of garbage, availability of toilet booths, as well as food and drinks at the checkpoints,” said Putilov. Putilov stressed that the area adjacent to the three checkpoints need to be duly maintained to ensure proper sanitary standards.

A blockade aimed at preventing trucks carrying food to Crimea from reaching their destination has been in place since September 20. The blockade’s organizers believe Ukrainian companies should stop doing business with Crimea which is currently occupied by the Russian Federation.