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The State Border Service of Ukraine has decided to bar foreigners from crossing the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula from November 29; only citizens of Ukraine will be able to cross the border.

Those foreigners who were on the peninsula during the introduction of the new rules will be able to leave Crimea without restrictions.

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This measure is related to the introduction of martial law in Ukraine from November 26, 2018, First Deputy Chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine Vasyl Servatiuk has said.

"Our citizens can freely cross the border," the State Border Service explained. "Particular attention during border control will be paid to risk groups."

These are mainly citizens of Russia, it added.

Martial law was introduced for 30 days until December 26.