Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint is going to be shut down for several hours, as the technicians intend to defuse the remaining explosive items in the adjacent area, which includes the checkpoint and the namesake town.
The Joint Forces Operation HQ reports that the checkpoint will be closed from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. During this period, citizens will not be allowed to proceed through it onto the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region.
As we reported earlier, Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint (Ukraine-controlled area of Luhansk region) will be closed for maintenance works. The press service of Luhansk regional administration reported that on Facebook.
'Starting on August 6, the service zone of entry-exit checkpoint of Stanytsia Luhanska will be undertaking refurbishment works. It will keep running; the local residents should be advised that the checkpoint will work as usual', said Yuriy Klymenko, the deputy head of the authority.
The entry-exit operations will be suspended from August 27 till August 31, if the parties to the Minsk talks group decide so during the next session, which is slated for August 22. During the time, maintenance workers will set the temporary constructions on the premises, and plug them into the local electricity and water supply systems.