This was announced by Maksym Soroka, Assistant Chief for Media Relations of the Southern Regional Directorate of the State Border Service of Ukraine, says a statement published on the Kherson Regional State Administration’s website.

According to Maksym Soroka, the transfer of the checkpoint to a new location has improved the infrastructure and comfort of the administrative border crossing for both pedestrians (new safety lanes allocated) and road transport (the number of lanes increased and layover facilities appeared). 

The points of border and customs control were transferred closer to the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea, which reduced the distance that pedestrians need to walk. 

According to Aleksander Vorobyov, Chairman of Henichesk District State Administration, the equipping of the service area is currently underway. The works are expected to be completed on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

It was reported earlier that traffic of vehicles through Chonhar checkpoint on the administrative border of Crimea was suspended November 17 to 19, 2015 due to the works on the checkpoint transfer closer to the border with the peninsular.