Militants do not allow about 100 pedestrians to get to occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The militants return people back to Ukraine
16:51, 10 June 2020

checkpoint in Donbas
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

In the Joint Forces Operation zone, the militants do not admit the citizens to the occupied territory. About 100 pedestrians are waiting near Mariinka checkpoint as the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.

During two hours of work of the checkpoint, the militants admitted nobody.

“As of 13:00, one man in the car was admitted to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine through Mariinka checkpoint; however, he was returned by militants after a while. Five people were passed to the temporarily occupied Donetsk. They expect the procession at the militants’ checkpoint,” the message said.

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Some people got in a queue since 6:00 a.m. About 70 pensioners and 10 children are still waiting in the line.

The chairman of the regional state administration noted that the militants have not renewed the admission of the citizens.

According to 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent, the state of one of the women deteriorated and the medics provide her with assistance.

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At Stanytsia Luhanska, six citizens went to the occupied territory and expect the procession at the militants’ checkpoint.

Earlier, the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic stated that it is not going to open the checkpoints n Donbas despite the intentions of the Ukrainian side.

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