A state border was established between mainland Ukraine and the Crimea on Friday, April 25. The Russian Federal Migration Service’s acting head in the Crimea, Piotr Yarosh, announced this, ZN.ua reports.

"A state border opens on April 25. The places where border crossings will be established, border-crossing procedures, and the need to issue migration cards will be determined in the near future," he said.

The Crimean border service currently performs border controls at 27 border crossings. No restrictions have been imposed on the movement of vehicles and supplies. At the same time, the authorities are promising to disclose information about the rules for crossing the state border in accordance with the Russian legislation in the near future.

Russia recently annexed the Crimea and Sevastopol and absorbed them. However, Ukraine and the international community continue to consider the peninsula as Ukrainian territory.