Maiorske checkpoint suspends its operation due to threat of shelling, - JFO HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

The headquarters specify that the checkpoint is temporary suspends its operation for the period of the existing threat
08:30, 24 August 2018

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Maiorske checkpoint in Donetsk region suspends its operation because of the regular shelling. The press office of the Joint Forces headquarters claimed this on Facebook.  

'Considering the deterioration of the situation, the non-compliance of the ceasefire regime and the inability to ensure the safety to the civilian population within Horlivka-Bakhmut road corridor by Russian-occupation forces, realizing the real threat to life and health of the individuals who are crossing the inter-entity boundary line, the Commander of the Joint Forces adopted a decision on temporary suspension of persons and vehicles passing through the Maiorske checkpoint for the period of the threat existence within Horlivka-Bakhmut road corridor... We are addressing citizens with a request to consider this information at the time of planning their visits,' reads the message.  

Related: Maiorske checkpoint to be closed due to shelling of militants

Reportedly, Maiorske checkpoint was shelled from sniper rifles today on August 23. One of the units where the border officers were conducting the pass of the citizens through the inter-entity boundary line was damaged during the shelling. 

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: Militants violate ceasefire five times, no casualties reported

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