Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Anton Korynevych stated that access to the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea outside the Ukrainian checkpoints is illegal and promised to respond to it. Korynevych said this at a briefing in Kyiv, UNIAN reports.
"Of course, we will respond to this. We know about these initiatives, about the specific price of so-called tickets. We are certainly saying that the occupying State has no right to do what it does. This statement and access to the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol outside the checkpoints "Chonhar", "Kalanchak" and "Chaplynka", located on Ukrainian territory, are illegal and violate the Criminal Code of Ukraine," Korynevych emphasized.
The official added that the Crimean bridge was built illegally by Russia, moreover, it causes some environmental damage to the Black Sea-Azov region. Ukrainian law enforcement agencies have opened proceedings regarding this fact.
The first train ride to Crimea from St. Petersburg will start on December 23, from Moscow – on December 24. It will be possible to get to Sevastopol from St. Petersburg in 43,5 hours by a standard one-story train consisting of coupe and seat wagons. There would be two-story trains with wagons and coupe cars riding from Moscow to Simferopol, their passage time is scheduled to be 33 hours.