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Ukraine temporarily closes entry-exit checkpoints with annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Only Ukrainian citizens who are registered in the Crimea will be allowed to access the temporarily occupied territory
13:50, 17 March 2020

112 Agency

Ukraine has temporarily suspended the work of border-crossing points with annexed Crimea in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service.

So, according to the decree № 291-р of the Cabinet of Ministers, it has made the decision on a temporary suspension of work of entry-exit checkpoints with the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Only citizens of Ukraine and their families whose place of residence is legally registered in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or Sevastopol, as well as their vehicles, cargo and other property, will be allowed to access the temporarily occupied territory.

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As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law, aiming for the prevention of Covid-19 spread. 344 MPs supported the decision as 112 Ukraine reported.

The law provides the administrative responsibility for the violation of the quarantine rule in the form of the fines in the sum from 17,000 up to 34,000 hryvnias ($637-1,274) and for officials in the sum of 34-170,000 hryvnias ($1,274-6,373). 

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