At the checkpoint of the entry-exit Kalanchak on the administrative border between the occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine, everything is covered with rust due to chemical emissions at the Crimean Titan plant near Armyansk.
The commission on the issues of technogenic-ecological safety and emergency situations in the Kherson region continues to work on the site.
The border guards who work on the checkpoint note that they are letting everyone who travels urgently from the annexed peninsula, despite the fact that the checkpoint has suspended its work.
“Our five border guards were hospitalized in connection with a deteriorated state of health to Odessa. Now those border guards who are at points Kalanchak and Chaplinka, work in respiratory masks. Today, from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, we let three citizens at the Kalanchak point - they returned to mainland Ukraine after the operation. According to them, there is still a strong smell of sulfur in Armyansk,” noted the press officer of the border detachment Ivan Shevtsov.
QHA reported that the KPVB "Kalanchak" and "Chaplinka", which are located on the administrative border between the occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine, suspended work due to a dangerous environmental situation. Oleg Slobodyan, the Assistant of the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, noted that crossing the administrative border is only possible through the Chongar checkpoint. It is noted that the inhabitants of the annexed peninsula, who want to leave the Crimea, can cross the administrative border on a simplified procedure.