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18 June 2020, 18:40

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LPR lifts restrictions on crossing to Kiev-held territory

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LUGANSK, June 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic lifted restrictions on free crossing to Kiev-held territory, the LPR representative to the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“Today, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik made a decision, and a decree was published stating that citizens, if they so wish, can freely leave the Republic for Ukraine,” Kobtseva said.

Earlier in the day, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik amended the degree on entering the Republic through the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point from Kiev-held territory.

The LPR representative to the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva said that last weekend, the Republic let 300 people enter Ukraine through the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point closed because of the coronavirus infection.

The LPR repeatedly reopened the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point to those who urgently needed to enter Ukraine.

The persons who found themselves outside the Republic and cannot cross the borders of foreign states, can request the LPR Foreign Ministry’s assistance by calling +38(072)1923344, +38(072)1923355, +38(072)1923366, +38(072)1923377, +38(050)9435542 (Viber), or emailing to ministry@mid-lnr.su.

The World Health Organisation announced COVID-19 a pandemic caused by novel coronavirus. The first cases were reported in China in late 2019. As of now, the number of the infected across the world has exceeded eight million; more than 440,000 have died, according to WHO. The LPR confirmed 466 COVID-19 cases; 11 people have died.

To prevent the spreading of the coronavirus infection, the LPR went on high alert and implemented a number of COVID-19 lockdown measures but a majority of restrictions have been eased by now. 

The LPR Healthcare Ministry said that the coronavirus situation in the Republic had fully stabilised and was under government and medics’ control.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 June — Lugansk