As of the morning of August 10, the situation at the administrative border with the annexed Crimea is dynamic and has undergone significant changes according to the Press Secretary of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan.
“The Supervisory agencies of the occupants have fully restored the crossing operations at the entry and exit checkpoint "Chongar", "Kalanchak" and "Chaplynka". As of 8:00 a.m. at the entry and exit checkpoint "Chongar" there were about 70 cars to travel from the mainland Ukraine and 40 cars to leave the peninsula. 40 cars were awaiting registration at the entry and exit checkpoint "Chaplynka" as well 10 vehicles in "Kalanchak," writes Slobodyan.
He informed that due to the occupants’ actions most people following from Crimea were not able to cross the administrative border for over 24 hours.
“Many of them felt sick and their health condition worsened. Ukrainian border guards have provided the necessary medical care to each of them on arrival at the checkpoints. People, especially the elderly, felt under par, some of them fainted. At least 7 such cases were recorded,” said Slobodyan.
Reportedly, the Russian Armed Forces’ activity close to the administrative border is still high. The guards repeatedly observed the Mi-8 helicopters and the movement of military equipment near the Russian position.
Earlier the Deputy Minister on the Affairs of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Georgiy Tuka said that the traffic was restricted on the Crimean border due to the Russian military drills.
The morning of August 7, the occupying Russian authorities without any explanation completely stopped traffic on the Crimean border. The gunfire was heard not far from the "Chongar" checkpoint and the Russian aircrafts spotted.
August 8, the occupation authorities of the Crimea again blocked the entry and exit checkpoint "Kalanchak" at the administrative border with Ukraine. In "Chongar" the traffic moves in both directions, but very slowly. In "Chaplinka" Russian law enforcement officers allow only those who follow towards the peninsula.
August 9, Russians restored the checkpoints operation, but at "Kalanchak" and "Chaplynka" checkpoints people and vehicles could cross the border only in the direction of Crimea.