The opening of a new checkpoint in Luhansk region is necessary to ease crossing of the demarcation line by the citizens of the region as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Head of the Committee on Human Rights, Interethnic Relations and Reintegration of the Occupied Territories Maksym Tkachenko.
"There is none of the automobile checkpoints in Luhansk region. The fate of the checkpoint in Zolote is not clear at all: it seems that the troops have been disengaged, silence is observed, but so far there has been no movement. The new checkpoint in Luhansk region – automobile or railway is very necessary. It is simply necessary to facilitate the situation with crossing the demarcation line for the residents of the region," Tkachenko said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, the lawmakers of the regional council appealed to him with a proposal to open a railway line through the demarcation line. "Several lawmakers of local councils in the Luhansk region put forward the idea six months ago to organize the crossing of the demarcation line using trains," the parliamentarian said.
According to Tkachenko, if the restoration of railway communication with certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions brings relief for local residents, then it should be done.
As we reported the service zone for citizens opened at the temporarily checkpoint Kalanchak at the administrative border with annexed Crimea.