Zaitseve checkpoint to be closed for entrance and exit for some period since Feb 3
- 02.02.2016, 18:02,
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Head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky has announced a decision to temporarily close the Zaitseve checkpoint for entrance and exit on February 3.
"Today [on February 1] I had a meeting with chief of the anti-terrorist operation center HQ. Following the consultations we took a joint decision to close Zaitseve checkpoint since February 3, 2016," he wrote on his Facebook account.
Zhebrivsky reminded that within past days Russian troops had been shelling this checkpoint by the types of weapons banned by Minsk Agreements, 82mm and 120mm weapons as well.
"In light of the real threat posed to life and health of civilians, to prevent similar situation with shooting of the passenger bus occurred last year, it was decided to suspend the work of entrance-exit checkpoint in Volnovakha. The operation of the checkpoint will resume just after the situation stabilizes and a full cease of fire, which affects people forced to cross the contact line, to be achieved" the head of regional military administration said.