New checkpoint to be opened in Donbas soon

Source : 112 Ukraine

The opening of the new Shchastya checkpoint is planned for November 10, 2020
13:48, 25 September 2020

Joint Forces Operation Facebook

The opening of the new Shchastya checkpoint in Donbas is planned for November 10, 2020, as the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook.

The HQ stated that the construction of the extra checkpoint is held in two stages. Firstly, the pedestrian traffic is equipped; then, the vehicle traffic.

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“Currently, the construction of the road network and repair of the bridge through the Siverskyi Donets River; the site for the establishment of the service zone is already cleared. Besides, three mobile living quarters were delivered and installed at the designated site,” the message said.

Besides, with the support of the international humanitarian organizations, sanitary zones, medical sections, points for the provision of administrative services, warming post and tents for rest for people who cross the checkpoint will be installed.

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It is noted that the capacity of the new checkpoint will make 10-15,000 people or 3-5,000 vehicles per days.

The HQ reminded that as for today, Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint works daily and Novotroitske checkpoint works twice a week in the Joint Forces Operation zone. Other checkpoints (Zolote, Mariinka, Hnutove and Mayorske) do not work currently.

On July 13, pro-Kremlin mercenaries stopped bocking the work of Olenivka checkpoint, which is connected with Novotroitske by a roadway. One can only leave Donetsk if he/she is registered on the territory controlled by Ukraine; meanwhile, the only way to enter Donetsk is to get one's name on the list of the "people's republic"'s HQ on coronavirus.


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