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Milove checkpoint in Donbas moved to Ukraine-controlled territory

It was done, because Russia started to set a barbed wired fence on its territory on Druzhby Narodiv Street
13:53, 13 September 2018

Facebook Oleg Slobodyan

‘Milove’ checkpoint in Luhansk region has been transferred to the territory under Ukraine’s control. The Speaker of State Border Guard Service Oleh Slobodyan reported this on his Facebook page.

“Ukrainian checkpoint ‘Milove’ started to accept people on a new location at 08:00 am. For a long time,  ‘Milove’ checkpoint in Luhansk region has been functioning on the Russian side on Druzhby Narodiv Street in the middle of which there lies a line of state border in Milove town. However, after the Russian Federation started engineering works on its side of the road, they made preconditions for provocations against our border guards and capturing them as hostages, "the statement reads.”

The checkpoint ‘Milove’ (Ukraine) – ‘Chertkovo’ (Russia) has been operating since 1992. Taking into account the geographical peculiarities, almost 3 km of the border line go through the small town on the street with the symbolic name - Druzhby Narodiv (Friendship of Peoples). In many areas, the border is undefined.

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The agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the Russia “On Checkpoints across the State Border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation” from February 8, 1995 stipulates the parties' obligation to establish an appropriate infrastructure for checkpoints in their territory.

Earlier George Tuka supported the initiative of the State Border Guard Service and Luhansk customs authorities on the need to transfer the checkpoint to the Ukraine-rum territory.

Not so long ago, the checkpoint at the borderline in Stanytsia Luhanska was closed for repairs. This was agreed upon at the session of TCG in Minsk on August 22. 

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