Ukrainian border guards explained the reduction of the regime checkpoints in the Donbass

© Photo : derzhavna prykordonna SLUZHBA Ukraineukraine the border guards at the checkpoint. Archive photoUkrainian border guards explained the reduction of the regime checkpoints in the Donbass© Photo : derzhavna prykordonna SLUZHBA Ukrayiny

Reducing the time of the checkpoints in the Donbas is aimed at ensuring the safety of people crossing the line of contact, reported Sunday in the state border service of Ukraine.

Pass individuals and vehicles through the checkpoints is carried out with 08.00 till 17.00. Thus all PPC becomes smaller.

Earlier, the border service of Ukraine announced the transfer of the checkpoints in the Donbass from December 1 to winter mode of operation — 9.00 am (MSK) to 18.00. Before the checkpoints at the contact line worked from 07.00 to 18.30 (GMT).

«Change the time mode is primarily associated with the element of security and is aimed at securing the lives of civilians, which crosses the line of collision as the daylight decreases, and in the dark increased the risks of fire,» — said the press service of the state border service of Ukraine.

From January 2015, according to the decision of the Ukrainian authorities in the Donbass entered admission. To enter or leave the breakaway LC and the DNI can only pass through special points. OSCE observers said that the transport and economic blockade leads to humanitarian disaster in the region.

Ukrainian border guards explained the reduction of the regime checkpoints in the DonbassThe Minsk agreement

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