Information about delays in sending humanitarian and other goods across the border of the Republic of Crimea to the Kherson region does not correspond to reality, the press service of the Crimean customs told RBC.
“The information does not correspond reality. The Crimean customs in the shortest possible time carries out the clearance of humanitarian cargoes following the territory of Ukraine, controlled by the Russian military. <…> The average time is 15 & ndash; 20 minutes. In the 24/7 mode, coordination of the processing of humanitarian aid, the movement of humanitarian convoys through automobile checkpoints is carried out, their exit and return are monitored, — reported in the customs of the Crimea.
They stressed that work at the checkpoints in Crimea is carried out in an enhanced mode of service, and a reverse traffic pattern has been organized, in accordance with which oncoming traffic lanes are additionally used. The same applies to cargo with outfit and equipment collected by volunteers for military personnel, the press service added.
In the press service of the head of the Republic of Crimea, RBC was advised to contact the border department of the Federal Security Service of Russia for the Republic of Crimea for comment. RBC sent a request to the FSB border control in Crimea.
Russia launched an operation in Ukraine on February 24th. Ukraine then severed diplomatic relations with Russia, introduced martial law and announced mobilization.
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Kherson was occupied by the Russian military already on March 2, and on March 15 control was established over the entire territory of the region. Later, military-civilian administrations were created there and in the south of the Zaporozhye region. From May 1, the Kherson region is switching to the use of the ruble, Russian TV channels have been launched in the region.
Since March, the Russian authorities have begun delivering food and humanitarian aid to the residents of the Kherson region, mainly through the territory of Crimea. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, also earlier lifted the ban on the import and export of a number of goods from the Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine.
On May 11, the deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the region, Kirill Stremousov, announced his intention to appeal to President Vladimir Putin with a request annex the Kherson region to Russia. He explained that the world community did not recognize the 2014 referendum on the entry of Crimea into Russia. In turn, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov previously noted that the issue of including the Kherson region into Russia should be decided by the inhabitants of the region.
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