The Ukrainian authorities failed to travel blockade of the Crimea, fearing its own citizens. This statement was made by the head of the state Committee of the government of the region-ethnic relations Zaur Smirnov.
Smirnov told RIA Novosti that Kiev artificially created obstacles at checkpoints, which at the entrance to the Crimean Peninsula formed many kilometers of traffic jams.
Despite this, the official said, interest in the Russian resort only intensified: either propaganda or a long queue failed to stop the Ukrainians, who wanted to spend his summer vacations on the Peninsula.
“The attempt to make Crimea a tourist blockade drowned in a mass flow of Ukrainian citizens,” — said Smirnov.
In July, Ukrainian border guards have created a huge queue of cars at the entrance to the Crimea. The most complicated situation was observed at the checkpoint “Chongar”, where people, mostly Ukrainians, were performed in anticipation of not less than 10 hours.
A week ago, the Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that the Ukrainians had “nothing to go to the Crimea or in the Donbass” if they just do not need to visit their relatives. The Minister urged the citizens Square to wrap your eyes to the West and go to Europe.