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362,000 citizens visited Crimea in August 2019

Generally, during eight months of 2019, the border guards processed 1.7 million of people at both directions and it is for 23.000 less than in 2018
16:20, 4 September 2019

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362,000 citizens and 53.000 vehicles crossed the administrative border with annexed Crimea at both directions in August 2019 as the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

172.000 people proceeded to the annexed peninsula and 190,000 people were heading out to the mainland Ukraine.

The State Border Guard Service that a downward trend in the passengers’ traffic at the border with annexed Crimea is seen during 2019. Thus, during eight months of 2019, the border guards processed 1.7 million of people at both directions and it is for 23,000 less than in 2018. Besides, the number of processed vehicles also reduced for 8,100.

Related: Over 4.000 Ukrainian enterprises nationalized by Russia in annexed Crimea

It is also reported that the majority of the citizens cross the administrative border to visit the relatives, solve household problems and process the documents in the territory controlled by Ukraine.

In July 2018, about 350,000 people crossed the administrative border with Crimea at both directions.

Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporary occupied territory.

Related: Russia's annexation of Crimea caused $72 billion losses to Ukraine, - Crimean Prosecutor's Office

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. On October 2015, then President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.

The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. West imposed the number of sanctions against Russia.

Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.

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