The "LNR" propagandists lie that Kyiv is blocking the opening of checkpoint near Zolote and Shchastia in the Luhansk oblast. Another unsubstantiated accusation against Ukraine came from Maria Kovshar, who calls herself the press secretary of a certain "LNR delegation in the Contact Group" (in fact, the Contact Group is trilateral and the "delegation" of CADLO is not included in it).
Allegedly, occupation authorities of the "LNR" are in favor of the simultaneous opening of the entry-exit checkpoints of near Zolote and Shchastia. "The simultaneous opening of two new checkpoints Luhansk-Shchastia and Pervomaisk-Zolote remained blocked by Ukraine as before", - Comrade Kovshar said following a meeting of the participants of the working group on humanitarian issues on June 8.
The "press secretary" did not specify that these checkpoints have been open on the Ukrainian side for a long time and were ready to carry out passage operations. However, the occupiers' checkpoints on the CALO side remain closed under far-fetched pretexts.
The fact of opening Ukrainian checkpoints and closing checkpoints of militants is regularly confirmed by the OSCE SMM monitors. For example, in the June 7 report, the Mission literally reports the following: "The observers… noted that the checkpoint near Zolote and in the settlement of Shchastia (government-controlled, 20 km north of Luhansk) had been opened, but the relevant checkpoints of the armed formations south of the disengagement area in the area of Zolote and 3 km southeast of the bridge in Shchastia were closed".
The occupiers say that the reason for refusing their open is Ukraine's refusal to provide the fake "LNR" authorities with "full security guarantees", as well as to provide "the operating conditions of the two new checkpoints" in writing to the illegitimate CALO authorities.