Ukraine temporarily closes the border checkpoint Zaitsevo on the contact line in the Donetsk Region- press secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan.
The crossing checkpoint Zaitsevo is temporarily closed. Stanitsa Luganskaya checkpoint is working as usual but everything will depend on the intensity of shellings there.
It is not clear for how long the Zaitsevo crossing checkpoint will be closed. Among other checkpoints operating in the routine mode are Gnutovo, Novotroitskoye and Maryinka.
The Ukrainian side explained the decision by the deterioration of security situation in the region. However, the Vice-Commander of Defense Ministry Corps of the Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin said that Kiev decided to unilaterally close crossing checkpoints at the contact line because main goods are cheaper in DPR.
As a result of the upcoming provocation, Ukrainian authorities intend to stop allowing Ukrainian citizens on DPR territory due to considerable differences in prices for main goods in Ukraine’s border region and DPR.
He added that bread, milk, vegetables, cereal and other goods are considerably cheaper in DPR than in Ukraine.
According to: http://tass.ru/en/world/854162
DONi News Agency