Advisor of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Serhiy Syvokho believes that the first step for Donbas reintegration should be the maximal facilitation of contact line crossing through checkpoints. UNIAN News Agency reported that.
Answering the question of what the first step in returning of the occupied Donbas territories should be, Syvokho said:" To help our people who are in grey and red zones, to facilitate of contact line crossing procedures through checkpoints. These are the small real steps, which can be implemented quickly. This is the result, which is seen by eyes and it will be great. This is the first step," Syvokho stated.
The Advisor of the NSDC Secretary mentioned that he talked a lot to both displacements and residents of the territories under and out the government's control during his last visits in Donbas.
He emphasized that the checkpoints in Donbas region may be compared to the portals between two different worlds. Equality and unity become backgrounds on the checkpoints. Syvokho added he wished those crossing points disappeared at all.