A fire in the steppe began yesterday near the control posts Berezove 1 and Berezove 2 in the region of Novotroitske checkpoint. As a result, mine belt and unexploded ordnance detonated.
By the decision of the Joint Forces' commander, the "Red" regime was introduced and entry/exit operations were temporarily stopped at the Novotroitske entry-exit checkpoint in connection with fire. The border guards in special transport evacuated all people who arrived from temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine to a safe place.
At the moment, fire near the Novotroitske checkpoint is not localized due to the constant detonation of explosive objects.
Photos by the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine and press service of the OSCE SMM