The number of the inspections at the checkpoints in Donbas will be reduced. Serhiy Nayev, the Joint Force Commander claimed this during the briefing at Donetsk Regional Civil-Military Administration as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
'We intend to reduce the inspections at the checkpoints step by step during the stabilization of the situation at the contact line to eliminate the inconvenience for the citizens living in the regions where the operation is held. In the long run, these inspections will be completely canceled when the control at the borders and the state sovereignty at the currently occupied territories will be restored. Any division lines and artificial borders can exist at the territory of peaceful and stable Ukraine', he noted.
At the same time, he emphasized that the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has to significantly improve the quality of the service at the checkpoints for the citizens who either enter or leave the occupied territory.
'The significant efforts will aim to strengthen the positions of Ukraine's Armed Forces at the contact line. It means that the obligatory additional equipment and the strengthening of the fortifications, creation of the new shelters for the personnel and the equipment will take place', Nayev said.
Also, it is planned to review the schemes of the minefields during the Joint Force Operation.
'It is planned to clear the areas that hinder on create the danger for the local citizens', he concluded.
As we reported, on April 30, the Anti-Terrorist Operation is officially replaced by the Joint Force Operation (JFO) in Donbas.
The change of the format is defined in the law 'On Donbas reintegration'.
On April 13, Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed that the Anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine is to be renamed in the Joint Forces Operation since April 30, 2018.
As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko appointed Serhiy Nayev the Joint Force Commander.