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Mayorske checkpoint in Donbas resumes work after two-day halt

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was closed on Saturday, since the militants ceased to let transports outside from the occupied Horlivka
08:48, 18 June 2018

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Mayorske, the Ukraine-controlled checkpoint in Donetsk region, got back to work after the halt that lasted since June 16. Joint Forces Operation HQ posted this on Facebook.

'The checkpoint resumed its work on June 18. The said checkpoint - and the rest of those in the combat area works on the schedule', reads the message.

The point was closed on Saturday, since the militants ceased to let transports outside from the occupied Horlivka 

On June 16, there were attempts to shoot at a drone of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission from the Donbas’s territory not controlled by Ukraine, as the website of the organization reports.

“At 05:06 on 15 June, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was flying over Betmanove (non-government-controlled, formerly Krasnyi Partyzan, 23km north-east of Donetsk) recorded a condensation trail of a missile following a ballistic trajectory at a significantly lower altitude than the UAV from the north-east,“ the message says.

Related: Drunken militant threw hammer at OSCE observers in Donetsk

Later, the drone found a surface-to-air missile system (9K33 Osa), located with the violation of withdrawal lines “about 2km north-west of Panteleimonivka (non-government-controlled, 26km north-east of Donetsk)”.

“About three minutes later, the UAV recorded a probable anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23, 23mm) located near the surface-to-air missile system also firing several rounds in the direction of the UAV. The SMM assessed the fire as directed at the UAV which was returned to base safely,” the representatives of the organization reported.

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According to the SMM, the drone returned to the base unscathed.

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