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Ukrainian Activists to Keep Vigil at Crimean Border

Ukrainian activists and members of the Asker civil formation will guard checkpoints at Chongar, Chaplinka and Kalanchak leading to the Crimean Peninsula, the news website Russkaya Sluzhba Novostey (RSN) reported Monday.

The activists have passed exams for border service officers and have received permission to observe the border between the Ukrainian mainland and the Russia-annexed Crimea. They are not allowed to stop vehicles or disrupt traffic, RSN reported.

The Asker formation consists of the activists who took part in the last year's Crimean blockade.

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