‘Horlivka-Bakhmut road corridors remain one the main humanitarian roads in Donetsk region, which are used by 250 thousand people every month fleeing difficult social-economic situation on the territory of Ukraine,’ reads the message.
The HQ claimed that the militants shelled the checkpoint three times since the beginning of JFO. The latest shelling took place on August 9, 2018.
‘About 6:30 a.m. the militants used small arms and anti-tank missiles against Maiorske checkpoint, which maintains the operation of the road corridor,’ the press office claimed.
During this shelling, except for servicemen, civilians appeared to be in the kill zone crossing the contact line in both directions. As a result of the shelling, the infrastructure and defense stores were damaged.
The JFO claimed that if the prevocational actions with a threat of life and health of the civilians and the staff who implement their activity at the checkpoint continue then the HQ will demand the closing of the checkpoint
‘Commander of JFO will be compelled to address the trilateral contact group concerning the closing of the checkpoint in accordance with non-compliance with Russian-occupation forces agreement on the ceasefire regime,’ the HQ claimed.