14:35 21.09.2015

Hundreds of trucks stranded at checkpoints on Ukraine-Crimea border

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Hundreds of trucks stranded at checkpoints on Ukraine-Crimea border

The Ukrainian State Border Service has dubbed as calm and controllable the situation at checkpoints on the border with Crimea.

"In general, the situation is calm and controllable. The State Border Service has been maintaining close contacts with representatives of the Mejlis and public organizations that are actively contributing to the blockade," State Border Service spokesperson Oleh Slobodyan told Interfax on Monday.

Not a single truck crossed into Crimea last night or on Monday morning, he said.

"Some of the drivers who arrived yesterday have finally turned back. There are no trucks standing at the Chongar checkpoint now, there are about 80 vehicles at [the] Kalanchak [checkpoint], and about 110-115 in Chaplynka," the spokesman said.

A number of Ukrainian politicians had declared their intention to start blocking the delivery of Ukrainian commodities to Crimea on September 20 to protest against the peninsula's annexation by Russia.

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