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Poland to close pedestrian checkpoint on border with Ukraine from January 1

Source : 112 Ukraine

The checkpoint “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” opened in 2014 will pass the pedestrians only until the end of 2018
14:01, 19 December 2018

unian.net

One out of two pedestrian checkpoints at the border with Poland in Lviv region “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” will be closed as Zaxid.net reported citing Polish Border Guard Service.

The pedestrian checkpoint “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” opened in 2014 will pass the pedestrians only until the end of 2018.

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“The action of the pilot project on the pedestrian crossing of the border at the vehicle checkpoint “Dolgobychuv-Ugrynov” end at the end of the year…The temporary nature of the infrastructure equipped for the pedestrian traffic creates a lot of threats and does not allow to extend the action of the pilot project in its current state. Besides, considering the increase of time of the expectation for the crossing of border by people, who travel by bus, the use of the bus moves for their intended and proper purpose is justified,” the message said.

The pedestrian passage was equipped at this checkpoint in summer 2015 as six months experiment at the lane intended for the move of the bus. The action of the experiment was constantly extended since that time.

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The Ukrainian border guards have not received the official documents on the closing of the pedestrian passage in Ugrynov yet.

“The action of the experiment really ends. We heard that the pedestrian passage should be closed but we wait for the official documents from the Polish colleagues. Possibly, tomorrow or in two days we will get all documents and will know exactly what we are going to do with this checkpoint,” Yaroslav Melnyk, the spokesperson of Lviv Border Guard Unit said.

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