24 August 2018, 18:44



Contact Group took no decision on Stanitsa checkpoint closure - Deinego

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LUGANSK, August 24 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Contact Group has not adapted any decision on closing the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint, said LPR acting Foreign Minister representing the Republic at Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego.

"The Minsk Contact Group took no decision concerning the closure of the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint," he said.

"The statement of the Lugansk region administration on the checkpoint closure for reconstruction on September 2-7 is not true", Deinego said calling it "a provocation on the Ukrainian side".

The administration's statement published on its website says the crossing point will be closed from September 2 to September 7 in connection with the installation of temporary structures, their connection to telectricity, water supply and drainage networks.

Currently there is only one official checkpoint at the line of contact in LPR area of responsibility in Donbass and it is accessible via the bridge in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya. Only pedestrian traffic is allowed across the river along a temporary conduit, as the bridge was blown up by Ukrainian forces in early 2015. LPR has been continuously proposing to rebuild it.

LuganskMediaCentre — 24 August — Lugansk