The self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic does not detain civilians at checkpoints in the Donbass, the closing of the checkpoints will be failures Kyiv Minsk agreements, said Last news DND Ombudsman Daria Morozova.
first Advisor to the head of the security service of Ukraine Yury Tandit said that Kiev can close the checkpoints on the demarcation line in the Donbas, because like cases of detention them on civilians by militias.
"We don't hold, on the contrary, We see how many people the Ukrainian side is delaying on a daily basis. If they completely block the crossings, it will be a complete violation of the Minsk Memorandum. We live in the blockade, neither to leave nor to Enter. If closed, there will be scandal, " - said Morozov.
From January to the decision of the Ukrainian authorities in the Donbas entered the permit regime. To enter or leave the LC and the DNI can only according to special passes through special checkpoints. While Kiev has stopped working most of the points the few remaining accumulate kilometer car queue, the citizens spend more of the day. The head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko said before that the Republic, in contrast from Kiev, never closed the border crossing points connecting DND and the territory controlled by security forces.
first of OSCE observers stated that the transport and economic blockade leads to humanitarian disaster in the area, called on Kiev to withdraw it. The lifting of the blockade is one of the mandatory items signed by the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass of a package of measures of 12 February.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.