REUTERS

The so-called "parliament" of Russian-annexed Crimea says 6.5 million tourists from 159 countries have visited the peninsula this year.

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"To date, 6.5 million tourists from 159 countries have visited the 'republic,'" the parliament's press service quoted a "local official" as saying, according to RFE/RL's Russian service.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said over 2 million people had crossed the administrative border with Russian-annexed Crimes since the beginning of 2019.