Kiev is 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.
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 OSCE observers had previously 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
"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. 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, " - said in the report.
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.