Mariinka checkpoint has been modernized and furbished, and now it continues working. Oleksandr Kuts’, the head of Donetsk military and civil organization, reported that on Facebook.
Two halls, air circulation system, video displays and a toilet for the people with special needs were set. Water and power line communications are in place, as well.
The administration spent about 300,000 dollars on the upgrades.
The test project will soon be implemented in other entry-exit checkpoints in Donbas – in Novotroitske, Hnutove and Mayorsk.
Earlier, Ukraine's State Emergency Service workers fixed the gas pipeline near Mariinka, the city in Donetsk region, which lies on the frontline in Donbas conflict zone. According to the Ukrainian military, the pipeline was damaged due to an enemy attack in July 2014. Dozens of thousands of people were cut off the regular gas supplies. The technical crews tried to fix the infrastructure, but it was impossible because the area was heavily mined.