Ukrainian authorities closed “Mariinka” checkpoint after attacks from the side of pro-Russian militants

Today Ukrainian authorities had to close one of the biggest checkpoints of Donetsk Regions “Marrinka” after numerous attacks from the side of pro-Russian militants of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

People going through "Mariinka" checkpoint in Donetsk Region

People going through “Mariinka” checkpoint in Donetsk Region

“Mariinka” checkpoint is one of the routes people were using to cross the contact line. Every day over 5000 people were going in and out of occupied territory of Donetsk Region. According to data released by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine 5480 people and 1235 vehicles passed by “Mariinka” checkpoint yesterday.

Entering Mariinka village located on the contact line in Donetsk Region

Entering Mariinka village located on the contact line in Donetsk Region

Just in one week there were 98 attacks on positions of the forces of the Anti-Terrorist Operations near Mariinka villages and that was the highest number since the beginning of this year. So the life of civilians was in danger.

ATO Press Center report in Ukrainian at www.facebook.com/ato.news

State Border Guard Service report at http://dpsu.gov.ua

 

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