25 September 2017
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Food blockade of annexed Crimea: how it happens (photo report)

The activists blocked 230 food trucks from entering the Russian-annexed peninsula in the first day of the economic blockade.

Trucks on the border with occupied Crimea / Photo from UNIAN
Trucks on the border with occupied Crimea / Photo from UNIAN

There was no direct confrontation with truck drivers, but there were hot and lively discussions, according to Refat Chubarov, leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

Chubarov noted that the movement of trucks was halted on all the routes leading to Crimea from mainland Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Coordinating Council of the rally mentioned that individuals and passenger vehicles are not being blocked from crossing the administrative border with the Russian-occupied Crimea.

The initiators of the blockade note: Ukrainian companies should stop trade relations with the Russian Federation occupied Crimea.

As UNIAN reported earlier, at 12:00 Kyiv time on September 20, the Crimean Tatars and other activists began the food blockade of annexed Crimea. They blocked all Ukrainian checkpoints at the administrative border with the annexed peninsula for food trucks heading toward Crimea.

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