A new entry-exit checkpoint Zolote, Luhansk region, was opened at the contact line in the Donbas conflict zone. The State Border Guard Service reported this.
“The entry-exit checkpoint Zolote has started its work at 7:00 AM on March 2019, under the command of the Joint Forces operation Commander. The border guards and other law enforcement officers of the Joint Forces operation are ready to conduct passing operations at the checkpoint,” reads the report.
According to information from the Ukrainian side, representatives of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" did not give and security guarantees to Ukraine's citizens that wish to pass through Zolote checkpoint. The capacity of Zolote checkpoint is 500 cars per work shift.
As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian side intended to open Zolote checkpoint in Luhansk region at the border with occupied territories. This checkpoint should facilitate the work of Stanytsia Luhanska, the only checkpoint in the region.