Border guards at the administrative border with the occupied Crimea stepped up security measures in the duty stations, the press secretary of the Azov-Black Sea management of the State Border Service of Ukraine Maksim Soroka reported, according to UNN.

“Designated duty stations on the administrative border with the Crimea were strengthened with additional units, the necessary training for action in the case of any unforeseen circumstances was carried out. The situation is tense, but controlled,” Soroka said.

Due to possible increase in the number of citizens who would cross the administrative border on the eve of holidays, the number of units conducting crossing operations was increased as well.

Earlier, in late November, the border guards at the control checkpoint "Chongar" spotted a group of 15 Uzbekistan citizens, who tried to cross the administrative border of Ukraine with the Crimea without the necessary documents. The group was not allowed on the mainland Ukraine and denied entry to Ukraine for 3 years for unlawful presence in the occupied territory.

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