Andriy Hordeyev, the head of the Kherson regional state administration, says that tense atmosphere on the administrative border of the Crimea with the mainland Ukraine is explained by rotation of Russian troops and problems associated with military deserters.
Hordeyev announced this on a press-conference in Kyiv, reports Ukrinform.
"There are a lot of rumors about what was happening in the occupied Crimea yesterday. And it is shame that Ukrainian media often blueprinted LifeNews. Crimea is having a standard situation - a rotation of troops. There is another internal problem with the military absentees," - said Hordeyev, assuring that the defense of the Kherson region is now on a high level.
Remind that, a checkpoint at the administrative border between the Crimea and Kherson region was suspended for citizens yesterday, August 7. Later movement through checkpoints "Kalanchak" and "Chaplinka" in the direction towards the Crimea was restored.
Russian law enforcement officers still do not allow passing of those, returning from the Crimea. Also the State Border Guard Service reminds that citizens can use checkpoint Chongar to leave Crimean peninsula. Eyewitnesses reported that in some areas of the peninsula began to establish other checkpoints were set up with participation of Russian traffic police officers and gunmen.