Southern Customs Department reports regular admission mode on Russian-Ukrainian border

The Southern Customs Department has reported a regular mode of the admission of travelers and vehicles on the Russian-Ukrainian border in its area of operation.

The Southern Customs Department has reported a regular mode of the admission of travelers and vehicles on the Russian-Ukrainian border in its area of operation.

"As of 6 p.m. on June 22, 2014, the admission of individuals and vehicles was being conducted in a regular fashion at every motor checkpoint on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the area of operation of the Southern Customs Department with the exception of the motor checkpoint of the Kuibyshevo Taganrog customs," the report runs.

Personnel of the motor checkpoint of the Kuibyshevo Taganrog customs are ready to provide customs clearance but there are no goods or vehicles coming through the Marinovka checkpoint on the neighboring Ukrainian territory, the department said.

The Donetsk Millerovo motor checkpoint is currently serving as the main corridor for refugees, it continued.

"The number of individuals crossing the border through this checkpoint reaches 8,000 on peak days," it said.

The department added that customs officer Alexander Bodnya who sustained head injuries in a mine explosion was being treated at a clinic at the Rostov Glavny station of Russian Railways (RZD). Doctors said his condition was stable.

The customs post put under mortar fire on June 20 remained operational, the department said. It resumed the admission of individuals and vehicles on Sunday morning.

The admission of passengers and transport through the Gukovo motor checkpoint of the Rostov customs was suspended in the evening of June 22 because of the hostilities on the adjoining territory.

"Currently, about 60 persons cross the customs post every 15 minutes. Many of them are met by relatives who stand in front of the checkpoint on the Russian territory," the department said.

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