"Some online media were recently spreading unverified information about the 'Chonhar' border crossing point's alleged closure. "The State Border Guard Service informs that all checkpoints on the administrative border with Crimea, including 'Chonhar', are operating normally," the State Border Guard Service press service statement, released on Tuesday, reads Censor.NET reports.
However, according to Krym.Realii journalists, who came to 'Chonhar' border crossing point, the passengers arriving from the mainland to the administrative border of Crimea with the Kherson region are forced to walk to the nearest city of Dzhankoi or to get a ride to reach it.
At the time of the journalist's arrival to the Ukrainian border crossing point, a bus full of people with children and luggage arrived. The passengers went towards the "border" on foot. This journey takes six hours at the average, but considering the weather conditions and the outside temperature lowering, its time may significantly increase, the outlet interlocutors admitted.