"Since the beginning of the year, over 2,000 administrative protocols have been drawn up under Article 204-2 of the Code on Administrative Offences for violating the order of entry into and exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In addition, over 1,300 decisions were made to ban foreign citizens from entering Ukraine for such violations, including with respect to nearly a hundred artists and cultural figures. Also, according to the results of the monitoring, over 800 people, who could have stayed on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, have currently been identified," the statement reads.
It notes that according to the legislation, in case of violation by foreigners of the rules of crossing the administrative border with Crimea, entry into Ukraine is not allowed and a respective decision is made. In addition, the State Border Service draws the attention of citizens of Ukraine and other states that violation of the order of entry into the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea through the checkpoints closed by the Ukrainian government, depending on the circumstances, envisages criminal (Article 332-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and administrative (Article 204-1 and Article 204-2 of the Code on Administrative Offences) accountability.
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