Ukrainian authorities are considering the possibility of opening additional checkpoints across the delimitation line in Donetsk region due To increased traffic flow, informs the press service of the State border service of Ukraine.
"Since the middle of October there has been a gradual increase in passenger traffic flow through the checkpoints of entry and exit in the area of the ATO. The main cause of the queues is the cessation of hostilities in the area and the increased activity of Residents in crossing the demarcation line. For example, citizens more often began to go to purchase items and useful things, and also to visit relatives ", – leads RIA "Novosti" letter of the state border service.
"To stabilize the situation, the state border service of Ukraine together With Donetsk military-civil administration, the headquarters of the antiterrorist operation anti-terrorist centre and worked out the possibility of opening additional checkpoints ", – it is reported in the report. On 12 September the Ministry of transport of the Donetsk national Republic announced the launch of the 3rd checkpoint between the DPR and Ukraine in the village Gnutovo. On 26 August, the Prime Minister proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic Gennady Tsepkalo reported by the newspaper VIEW that the regime of economic blockade LPR is fully preserved. August 23 was declared that the Ukrainian authorities have restored the work of one of the first closed control points of entry/exit (CPW) through the line of contact in Donbas in the area of the village zaytsevo. On 17 August the Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine told about the closure of several transport corridors in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR). In mid-may, Deputy head of the National Council of Luhansk national Republic Vladislav Danego stated that by limiting the movement of people across the line of contact in Donbas, the Ukrainian authorities to impose both economic and physical blockade of the region. In the may report of the OSCE reported that the interim order surveillance of the movement of peaceful inhabitants, introduced by Kiev in the Donbass region, strongly limited the rights of the population of the region. 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 on the remaining 2 accumulate huge queues.