29 August 2018, 19:12



LPR Foreign Ministry: Kiev tries to wreck OSCE's Frisch visit closing Stanitsa checkpoint

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LUGANSK, August 29 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The LPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ukraine might try to impede OSCE's Toni Frisch visit by closing Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint on September 2-7.

"We possess information that the humanitarian working group coordinator Toni Frisch plans to visit (Donbass) in early September. We do not exclude the possibility of Ukraine trying to impede his visit by these actions," said LPR deputy Foreign Minister Anna Soroka.

The Contact Group has not adapted any decision on closing the Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint, LPR acting Foreign Minister representing the Republic at the Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego said earlier, while the Lugansk region 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.

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 wooden construction, as the bridge was blown up by Ukrainian forces in early 2015. LPR has been continuously proposing to upgrade it.

LuganskMediaCentre — 29 August — Lugansk