“THE GOVERNMENT RESUMES OPERATION OF ENTRY/EXIT CHECKPOINTS AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LINE WITH CRIMEA”, REPORTED OLEKSII REZNIKOV
Today, at an extraordinary session, the Government has decided to resume the work of all checkpoints on the administrative line with the temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. The checkpoints "Kalanchak", "Chonhar" and "Chaplynka" will be resumed from June 15, 2020.
“A number of consultations were held on the situation at the administrative line with Crimea with the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, representatives of NGOs and international organizations. The negotiations resulted in the decision to resume the work of the checkpoints from June 15,” reported Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine.
Mandatory medical observation is cancelled for the citizens, who cross the administrative line, but the need to comply with anti-epidemic measures requirements remains mandatory, which includes the control of body temperature and the use of protective masks and gloves. Furthermore, all those who cross the administrative line give written consent to self-isolation using the electronic service "Dii vdoma". Violators of this condition will face a fine worth UAH 17 000.
The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine initiates an appeal to the JFO Command to amend the schedule of entry/exit checkpoints in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The aim is to change the working hours of the entry/exit checkpoints taking into account weather conditions and solar activity. Prolonged exposure to the sun can be detrimental to citizens, especially those with chronic diseases. It is proposed to allow crossing the border in the morning and evening hours, but with mandatory observance of all anti-epidemic measures.
Let us recall that Ukraine currently has an adaptive quarantine regime. Being aware that during the period of forced severe restrictions on movement, people have accumulated a lot of problems of humanitarian nature, it was decided to resume the work of the EECP "Marinka" and "Stanitsa Luhanska" in the regulated regime from June 10. The Government also adopted a decision, which allows children, who travel to Government controlled territory of Ukraine to pass EIT, not to undergo the medical observation. Similar flexibilities apply to one person accompanying each of the applicants. All of them will be able to cross the contact line with appropriate documents on hand.