★ DPR reopens Elenovka checkpoint for exit to Ukraine
Donetsk, Jun 22 – DAN. DPR opened Elenovka checkpoint for exit, DAN correspondent says.
The situation at the crossing point on the line of contact is monitored by the OSCE and JCCC patrols.
The exit is allowed in accordance with lists approved by the inter-ministerial operative center for containing the spread of COVID-19.
Currently more than 100 vehicles are lining to cross the border in the direction of Ukraine.
The checkpoint is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The entry will be allowed starting from June 25.
People will be able to return upon agreeing to quarantine measures in coordination with the operative center.
There are currently four checkpoints for pedestrian and motor traffic between Ukraine and the Donetsk People’s Republic: Elenovka-Novotroitsk (southwest of Donetsk, southern direction), Mayorsk-Mayorskoye (outside Gorlovka, northern direction), Oktyabr-Gnutovo (DPR south, southern direction) and Aleksandrovka-Maryinka (west of Donetsk, western direction), though they remain closed.
Kiev unilaterally reopened Maryinka on June 9. Donetsk later decided to partially reopen the traffic at one of the checkpoints.
It remains unclear whether Elenovka is operating at the Ukrainian side. In this connection, Donetsk warns people, to postpone travelling unless there is an urgent need. Media reported that Ukrainian border guards, SBU members and local authorities are preparing to reopen Elenovka-Novotroitsk. *ot