Russia has announced a tender for working up a project of a checkpoint in Crimean north city of Dzhankoy, saying it will allocate 50 mln rubles for the checkpoint construction.
Following Crimea’s unification with Russia, three checkpoints (Perekop, Armyansk and Dzhankoy) have already been set up between Crimea and Ukraine; two of them are considered by Russia as international.
Moscow considers Crimean peninsula part of Russia while Kyiv and the international community declare the region “occupied territory of Ukraine.
Ukrainian government in Feb approved a decree, introducing a boundary regime for the areas bordering Crimea and some frontline cities in Ukraine's eastern regions, the government press service said Monday.
The decree, published on the government's website said that the boundary regime will be established in order to "enhance Ukraine's national security, security of citizens, protection of their rights, freedoms and legitimate interests."
According to the document, starting from Feb. 10, two districts in southern Kherson region bordering Crimean peninsula, as well as 23 districts in Ukraine's restive eastern regions, where government's military operation against pro-independence insurgents is underway, will be marked as "frontier zone."