Some checkpoints in Lugansk Region were temporary shut down starting from January 19 2015. Those are Ukrainian Army controlled checkpoints in Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastya and Lysyschansk. This decision was made by the Governor of Lugansk Region Hennadiy Moskal on January 17. See his report here http://moskal.in.ua Terrorists of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic continue shelling at towns and villages that are located on the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities and it was dangerous for people to travel by bus through those locations as they could easily get under fire from terrorist side as it happened near Volnovakha when a passenger bus got under rocket fire when it was going through Ukrainian Army checkpoint, 14 civilians were killed. After 10am yesterday all buses that were going out of Lugansk via checkpoints mentioned above were turned back.
On a photo below is the bus at Lugansk Bus Station that arrived from Starobelsk via Shchastya and Stanytsia Luhanska early in the morning and it’s taking passenger to go back to Starobelsk via same route. Old ladies were fighting for a ticket as many of them go to Ukraine control territory to pick up their pension. Banks in Lugansk are not working for many months already.