After making the decision to tighten border surveillance and in fact to impose an economic blockade of Donbass on the roads in the DPR and LPR have been numerous security checkpoints, And With them – corruption, smuggling and abuses perpetrated by the Ukrainian security officers write to Swiss media.
in the East of Ukraine has increased the number of checkpoints on roads leading to Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, writing in his article Swiss correspondent, Le Temps. In their vision, intensified supervision on the border and the economic blockade of Donbass has only led to bribery at checkpoints, smuggling, And the population is suffering on both sides: this infuriates the local population and spoils the image of Kiev, reports RT.
as bright example Le Temps leads the road between Artemivsk and Gorlovka. At the checkpoints, citizens have the opportunity to spend long hours waiting for their turn. Swiss print edition emphasizes, in the field of tyranny reigns, the people are bewildered, And corruption and illicit trade became common. In front of reporters, the soldiers of the military power of Ukraine did not want to miss the queue pregnant woman. One of them made the initiative for her to give birth in standing near the ambulance. Another case was the subsequent: some of the Ukrainian checkpoint was stopped the truck, which was carrying at the Donbass 5 tons of frozen chickens. The vehicle was omitted only under the condition that each of the 3 soldiers will receive for each kilogram of meat 3 hryvnia. Net profit valiant workers of commissioners of the APU was $ 45 thousand." in the beginning robbery hunted volunteer units, they were multisciplinary, " says a local citizen.- And now We know not who they are. Citizens are furious. We were taken hostage. The only way to stop this corruption is to get rid of the current Kiev government." He was echoed by a local pensioner who sells strawberries along the road: "there was nothing We asked for, everything was fine. But Since you came here the Ukrainian army, We have a problem." At the same time at a checkpoint in Gorlovka Ukrainian security Forces carried out a thorough inspection of each passing through the border on the number of transported cigarettes and cash. And the soldiers at foreigners as usual I repeat: "Tell the truth, on the other side fighting the Russians. It is necessary to introduce more sanctions against Putin ". Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk After almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.