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Ukraine says it will strengthen control at Ukraine-Crimea border, amid reported attempts to transport financial aid to south-east Ukraine’s separatists.

Vice-head of Border Control and Registration of State Border Service of Ukraine, Colonel Oleksandr Zhdanenko said this to Ukrinform.

“The analysis of the arrests at the border proves, that financial support to south-east separatists comes via Crimean peninsula”- he noted.

The Colonel also added, parcels of cold arms, and security facilities, among them body armor and helmets were seized at the border.

To recall, state border was set between Ukraine and Crimea on April 25, amid peninsula’s annexation by Russia in March.

South-east Ukraine faces unrests, amid separatists seek for their regions’ independence from Ukraine.

Kyiv announced a number of ‘anti-terrorist operations’, still the situation remains tense.

QHA