13 people died in Donbass while crossing checkpoints since the beginning of year - UN 03/20/2019 18:10:33. Total views 699. Views today — 1.

At least 13 people died while crossing the line of demarcation in Donbass from the beginning of this year. This is reported on Facebook by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

"At least 13 people died while crossing the contact line since the beginning of the year", - the report said.

It is noted that people have to cross checkpoints under severe weather conditions.

"The armed conflict divides communities and splits families. Complicated and often humiliating procedures of crossing the contact line reinforce this division. A half-hour car ride turned into an embarrassing journey. As we saw this winter, this trip can last for hours: in the cold, on the roads covered with ice and snow", - the monitoring mission noted.