The representative office of Ukraine to the OSCE in Vienna calls on the Russian party to remove all restrictions imposed on the passage of cars through checkpoints on the contact line in Donbass, controlled by the illegal armed formations. The statement on behalf of Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna Ihor Prokopchuk is posted on Twitter.
"We urge Russian side to lift all impediments it had imposed on entry-exit checkpoints along contact line, including on number of vehicles permitted to enter checkpoints (6 cars in each direction every 30 minutes)", - the message said.
Earlier, observers from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted that there were restrictions on entry and exit through militants-controlled checkpoints on the contact line in Donbass.
In accordance with the new "order" of the occupation authorities, representatives of the "DNR" let only 6 cars pass every 30 minutes at their checkpoints to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
Earlier, eyewitnesses reported huge queues at the checkpoints controlled by the militants in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast. People, forced to cross the line of demarcation, complain that the "DNR/LNR" militants artificially create giant lines at their checkpoints. People spend 5-8 hours in the queues on foot, dozens of cars that have not had time to pass the check at militants checkpoints are forced to stay overnight in the open field. As for checkpoints from the Ukrainian side, according to information of eyewitnesses, their passage is organized at good level and takes little time.