Occupied Donetsk renews work of Olenivka checkpoint

Source : 112 Ukraine

It connected by a road corridor with the Ukrainian checkpoint Novotroitske
14:37, 13 July 2020

checkpoint in Donbas
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

July 13, the representatives of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) renewed the work of Olenivka checkpoint connected by a road corridor with the Ukrainian checkpoint Novotroitske, as ND reported.

The militants reported that for the launch of Olenivka, the line of about two dozens vehicles and 50 people gathered at the direction of the Ukrainian side.

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It is possible to leave Donetsk only with the presence of registration in the territory controlled of Ukraine and the entrance of Donetsk is possible only on the lists, agreed by the DPR. Meanwhile, all people who came from the Ukrainian side are obliged to pass a two-week observation in the hospitals.

About 60 people were admitted through Novotroitske checkpoint as Spokesperson of Donetsk border guard unit of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Valeriya Karpilenko reported.

The Ukrainian border guards explain to each person who wants to cross the contact line that the militants may not admit them. People who agree to cross, despite all risks, are passed.

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Besides, the border guards underline that in the case of non-admission, the citizens do not need to stay in the grey zone because it is unsafe. In case of return to the territory controlled by Ukraine, it is necessary to pass two-week self-isolation using app Diy vdoma.

Valeriya Karpilenko also noted that nobody has returned from the occupied territory to Novotroitske checkpoint yet. Besides, there were no people who returned from the grey zone.


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