Security measures in Donbas to be increased during Easter period

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pavlo Zhebrivsky, Head of Donetsk military and civil regional administration, said this in an interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel
11:07, 25 April 2016

112 Agency

“We are negotiating with the Minsk Contact Group and the Joint Control and Coordination Centre, with the Russian side, so that pro-Kremlin militants adhere to the ceasefire during the Easter period and restrain from shelling the checkpoints at the division line. Of course, we will involve more border guards and servicemen from other branches of the military and tighten security measures. People will not just celebrate Easter; there’s also a week of remembrance across Ukraine in early May”, Zhebrivsky said.   

He added he charged respective services to check the cemeteries located near the division line for any explosive devices. “Most of the cemeteries have been already checked, and the rescue teams assured they are safe to visit. I guess we’ll manage to get over this procedure before Easter”, the politician concluded. 

Most recently, pro-Russia militants attacked Pravdivka village in Donetsk region; they destroyed a local church and several dwellings with 152-mm artillery banned by Minsk agreements. 

Related: Militants destroyed living houses and church in Pravdivka, Donetsk region

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