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ATO Ministry hopes to upgrade entry-exit checkpoints in Donbas in early 2017
23:08, 26 December 2016
ATO Ministry hopes to upgrade entry-exit checkpoints in Donbas in early 2017

According to the minister, a full launch of plastic ID-cards with chips instead of passports would help in this regard

23:08, 26 December 2016

Press service

The Ministry of the occupied territories and displaced persons within the framework of the pilot project during the first three months of 2017 plans to modernize the control points of entry and exit in the ATO zone in Donbas. It was reported in an interview to "Interfax" by the profile Minister Vadim Chernysh.

"We hope that in the first three months of 2017 we will be able to launch a pilot project in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and I also discussed it with the humanitarian mission of the European Union. Preliminarily, Canada may also take part in the project. International partners are ready to finance entry-exit checkpoints modernization project. Our customs officials and border guards have sketched a tentative list of the equipment they need, mobile scanners are included. I found a very good response on this issue at the State Border Service, because every day they are faced with this problem. I'm not sure, however, that we will be able to do all of what they want, because one shot and million dollars are gone," the Minister said.

According to him, a full launch of plastic ID-cards with chips instead of passports would help in this regard. "We could organize a quick passage," he said.

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