Passenger traffic at the administrative border between the occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine in June 2018 decreased by 6%, the Head of the sector for interaction with the media of the Azov-Black Sea regional department of the State Border Service of Ukraine (SBS) Maksim Soroka stated on air of the Hayat Radio.

“Throughout the entire period since the beginning of the annexation of the Crimea, we constantly record a decrease in the passenger and transport flow across the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea. It is in two directions through checkpoints of entrance-exit "Kalanchak", "Chaplyanka" and "Chongar". If we speak for the tourist months, for June, then in 2018 we recorded the decrease by 6%. The decline was also observed in May.”

According to Soroka, "99.9% of the citizens who arrive to the Crimea are Ukrainians".

“There were several cases when foreigners crossed the administrative border.”

He went on saying that Ukrainians may violate the rules of entry and exit on the administrative border, the most common of which are: the absence of documents for the child, who also crosses the administrative border and the absence of next photo in the passport.

Earlier, the Kremlin-controlled Chairman of the State Council of the Crimea on the Resort and Tourism Complex Aleksei Chernyak claimed that since the beginning of the year 1.5 million peoplehave allegedly visited the occupied Crimea. According to him, the annexed peninsula was visited by 26.5% more people than last year.

Source: Radio Hayat