All freight traffic across delimitation line in Donbas blocked

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine adopted such decision today
15:06, 15 March 2017


All cargo transportation through demarcation line in Donbas was halted. This was reported by Oleksandr Turchynov, the Head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Facebook.

"I want to address all the patriots: if you want to defend Ukraine, please sign a contract and join the ranks of the Armed Forces or the National Guard of Ukraine", - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine concluded.

"Pursuant to the NSDC decision, the forces of the National Police and the National Guard today, till 13:00, will cover all the motorways and railways leading to the delimitation line for any cargo transportation," he noted.

The closure of transportation routes was also confirmed by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. 

"Any cargo traffic through delimitation line is not carried out starting from 1 p.m.," Oleh Slobodyan, the speaker of Border Guard Service, reported to Interfax-Ukraine agency.

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine prohibited to transport cargo through delimitation line in Donbas earlier today. Humanitarian freight will be allowed on an exceptional basis.

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