State Border Service fails to open Zolote checkpoint as militants block it

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue of opening the crossing will be raised at the trilateral contact group meeting today
13:16, 23 November 2016

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Militants stopped the opening Zolote checkpoint in Luhansk region yet again. This was announced by Assistant Chief of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"There was another attempt to revive this direction. We expected that militants will start letting the vehicles pass at 8:00. We opened the checkpoint at 8:00, but judging from the situation at the moment, the militants do not let people and vehicles pass. There is no communications with them. We can say that this attempt failed too, "he said.

The meeting of trilateral contact group will take place in Minsk today, during which the Ukrainian side will try once again to convince the militants to ensure stable work of Zolote checkpoint. Ukraine equipped the necessary infrastructure for its side in Zolote, but on the day of its opening on March 31, the checkpoint only worked for several hours spent a few hours as militants stopped letting people through.

Related: Minsk talks group to discuss opening of Zolote checkpoint

As you know, only one checkpoint where one can cross the bordering line works in Luhansk region, it is in Stanytsia Luhanska village.

Earlier it was reported that during the meeting in Minsk, the Ukrainian party will focus on releasing the remaining POWS and finding the missing people in Donbas.

Related: Representative of "administration" of occupied Donetsk detained at Mayorske exit-entry checkpoint

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