The Ministry for the Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine decided to introduce monitoring at the de facto border with the Russian-occupied Crimea.

The anonymous survey will aim at learning more about the purpose of visits of the residents of the Russian-annexed Crimea to mainland Ukraine, Krym.Realii reports with reference to First Deputy Minister, Yusuf Kurkchi.

"This will allow for a more thorough analysis of the problems that residents in the occupied Crimea face, and to identify trends," said Kurkchi.

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He also said that, according to the monitoring conducted last year, the majority of the inhabitants of the peninsula go to mainland Ukraine to solve documentation problems, others travel for medical services.

“There is a certain category of people that go for studying purposes, while a very small part crosses the administrative border to travel further, on vacation or on other matters," added Kurkchi.