Border guards say Russia stages "queues" at de-facto border between occupied Crimea, mainland Ukraine
The queues on the de-facto administrative border with the Russia-occupied Crimea are artificially created by Russian border guards and military, to draw for the media the picture of a highly busy crossing.
Russian authorities continue to create inconveniences for those crossing the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Azov-Black Sea Detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.
"Almost half of vehicles crossing the administrative border with Crimea were standing in lines staged for a picture of a 'busy tourist flow' or due to unwillingness to work properly," the border guards said.
It is also reported Russian military were present at the checkpoint to Crimea in addition to border guards.
"There were no reasons for the delays, since an average of 400-500 vehicles cross the Chonhar checkpoint toward Crimea throughout the day," the report says.