The Ukrainian border guard unilaterally blocked the border of the Crimea and Ukraine. Departure of people from the territory of the Republic of Crimea was blocked at 18.00 Moscow time. Ukrainian soldiers who decided to continue their service on the territory of Ukraine cannot cross the border either.
According to representatives of the embassy of the Crimean Federal District, this overlap is similar to a provocation: the authorities of the Crimea will subsequently be accused of “not forcibly releasing people”. Kiev thus mocks its own citizens, who want to leave the peninsula, noted in the KFO representative office.
Sergei Shoigu entrusted the command of the Black Sea fleet provide an opportunity for the Ukrainian military, who decided to leave the territory of Crimea, in an organized way to enter Ukraine. On the territory of Crimea there were more than 18 thousand servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Of these, less than 2 thousand people wanted to return to Ukraine.