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ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 17. /ITAR-TASS/. The number of ferries to cruise between Crimea and the port of Kavkaz would increase from four to five soon, first deputy chief of the Federal Customs Service Vladimir Malinin told reporters.
At present there are three passenger and one cargo ferries cruising across the Kerch Strait between the peninsula and the port of the Krasnodar Territory.
"We are planning to increase (the number) to five. It will be a passenger ferry," Malinin said.
The official added it was calm on the Russian-Ukrainian border. There were no problems. Everything was as usual. There was no border at Perekop, and it was being organized, he said. Border guards and customs services were setting up checkpoints. There would be railway and road customs stations. For the present, Russian customs officers were working at the site, he said.