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In DND called provocation the opening of the Kiev checkpoint in the Donbass

Opening a Kiev checkpoint in the Donbass unilaterally is a provocation, and do not care about people, said Wednesday the envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, foreign Minister DND Natalia Nikonorova.

Earlier, the press center of the operation of the United forces of Ukraine reported that checkpoints in the Donbas will resume on June 10. In an interdepartmental operational headquarters of the DNR to prevent the introduction and spread of the virus has also stated that transmission from the Republic while they are closed because of the threat of the spread COVID-19.

"We long sought from the Ukrainian side the date and procedure for the organization of a humanitarian corridor. But Ukraine refused. What we saw today (the opening of the checkpoint by Kiev - ed.) - not that other, as a mockery of the people. The Ukrainian side opened only one checkpoint in a limited time in the spotlight... It is a provocation, it does not care about the citizens," - said at a briefing Nikonorova.

By the decision of Kiev in 2015 with uncontrolled Ukrainian authorities territories of Donbas entered in the transmission mode. To enter or leave the breakaway DNI and LC is possible only through checkpoints or through the territory of the Russian Federation. In the Donetsk region, there are four crossing points. The LC is valid only pedestrian checkpoint "Stanitsa Lugansk". OSCE observers said that the transport and economic blockade leads to humanitarian disaster in the region, and urged to open more crossing points. In March this year in connection with the situation with COVID-19 people pass through the line of contact in Donbas was suspended.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.