The passage of people from uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) to the territory controlled by Ukraine was temporarily stopped. Such measures are associated with preventing the spread of coronavirus. This is reported by the head of the JFO.
Passage of people and vehicles was stopped on March 22.
“At the same time, the Joint Forces Command is sympathetic to meeting the critical humanitarian needs of citizens and, in the event of important life circumstances, gives permission to cross the demarcation line. In particular, more than 120 such individual decisions were made during this week,” the message says.
The reasons for the passage of citizens were serious illnesses of parents, death of relatives and the need for family reunion. However, the militants did not always allow people to cross the demarcation line, even if they presented documentary evidence of emergency circumstances for crossing.
We recall that on the night of March 27 to 28, Ukraine completely closed the border and blocked all passenger traffic.
After Ukraine's borders were completely closed, about 9 000 citizens who did not have time to return to their homeland remained abroad. This was announced by Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy in his Telegram channel.
“About 9 000 people who declared their desire to return home remain abroad,” Krykliy said.
The Foreign Ministry asks Ukrainian citizens, if possible, to extend their stay in the country in which they are now. The launch of the Protection program is planned.
Those flights that started on March 27 and end after 00:00 hours on March 28 will be accepted. The Ministry of Health will provide the necessary examinations for arriving citizens. They will sign a consent to voluntary isolation, the observance of which will be monitored by the police.