13 November 2017, 14:13


IN PICTURES: Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint daily life

LUGANSK, November 13 (Lugansk Media Center) – Kiev-controlled territories residents get the chance to learn about the humanitarian program for the reunification of Donbass people right at the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint.
Lugansk Media Center reporter has visited the crossing point.

Residents of Kiev-controlled territories cross the Severskiy Donets river in the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya and arrive to the LPR checkpoint offering essential infrastructure.

There, they receive leaflets on the humanitarian program. Those willing can also receive free season tickets to cultural events in the LPR.

The mobile center for social aid distributes allocations to the Kiev- controlled regions residents provided by the social foundation Miloserdiye.

Coordinator of the Contact Group subgroup on humanitarian issues Toni Frisch noted positive changes at the LPR checkpoint in Stanitsa Luganskaya which he had visited in October.

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 vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya. Only pedestrian traffic here is possible thanks to temporary conduit, as the bridge was blown up by Ukrainian forces in early 2015. LPR has been continuously proposing to rebuild it.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on 12 February 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 13 November — Lugansk