The checkpoint was closed for two days due to the fire at the fields not far from Berezove-1 and Berezove-2 checkpoints that caused the explosions of the ammunition. At the moment, the fire was completely extinguished by joint efforts of the Emergency Service, fire teams of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and border guards of the Joint Forces.
“Due to the improvement of the security situation near Novotroitske checkpoint, Commander of Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev decided to open the checkpoint at 6:00 a.m., today, on August 31, 2018,” the message said.
As it was reported, earlier Novotroitske checkpoint in Donbas was closed due to the fire. Dried grass continued burning and ammunition was near Berezove-1 and Berezove-2 checkpoints. Moreover, under the order of the Joint Forces Commander, the “Red” regime was prolonged.
It should be noted that the “Red” regime provides a temporary ban of stay of people. The admittance of people is performed in the presence of the pass set by the Joint Forces Commander. The movement of vehicles and pedestrians on the streets and roads is restricted. The vehicles and civilians are not allowed to enter particular areas.