Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Ukraine steps up border controls along Crimea

See also

Tightened border security by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (DPSU) was announced Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in a series of news bulletins. The increased scrutiny is an attempt to 'to prevent movement of extremist-minded people, weapons and other prohibited items' arriving from Crimea, the agency stated. Additionally, European Union (EU) passengers will now pass through airport border checkpoints, and the Ukraine Marine Guard have been reassigned from the coast of Crimea.

Ukrainian border guards are scrutinizing every border crosser arriving from Crimea. The border inspections include searching vehicles and reviewing travel documents, according to the DPSU. The article also confirmed that 'vehicles movement into Crimea by Russian from the Russian occupying forces was resumed.'

At the airports in Ukraine, arriving citizens of the EU and Ukraine alike will be subject to border checkpoints. The introduction of passport control operations is a result of signing the Association Agreement with the European Union.

Marine Guard units assigned to Crimea have been re-positioned to protect Ukraine's coast along the Black Sea. Members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have faced 'menacing and blackmail' since Russian occupation, yet they have continued to do their job. Recently reassigned from Crimea, the Marine Unit continues to do their job protecting the coasts of Ukraine.



  • Nail art
    Top 5 ways to express yourself whether your nails are short or long
    Nail Art
  • Cars
    These cars have gotten the heave-ho: Will you miss them when they’re gone?
    7 Photos
  • Spinach quiche
    Mini spinach quiche are great for party snacks or for appetizers
    7 Photos
  • Peacock Inn
    Seasonal five course tasting menu at The Peacock Inn in Princeton
    6 Photos
  • Makeup
    Is the new Wonder Woman makeup similar to Kim Kardashian's look?
    8 Photos
  • Wavy hair tips
    Grab your flat iron and start curling with it to get these beautiful waves
    7 Photos