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The DNR announced that it would open the crossing on the line of contact in Donbas

Checkpoint "Elenovka" on the contact line in the Donbass will be opened on July 17, controlled self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic territory will be admitted only under special permission to enter, said on Sunday in an interdepartmental operational headquarters of the DNR to prevent the spread COVID-19.

Previously, the government DND has decided to stop civilian traffic and pedestrians across the line of contact because of the situation with COVID-19 on the Kiev-controlled territory. Later the traffic was resumed on certain conditions, but after a while, the checkpoint was again closed.

"The seventeenth of July, the checkpoint of entry-departure "Elenovka" will carry out the clearance of citizens from 9.00 to 18.00 (same as GMT) on entry and exit. For entry in the DNI requires the permission of the interdepartmental operational headquarters. To travel from DNI, you must have registration (propiska) on the territory of Ukraine", - stated in the headquarters.

The Ministry said that all arrived in the DNI will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

"On the work of the PPC "Elenovka" in other days on entry and departure to be announced", - said in the headquarters.

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, the people pass through the line of contact have been suspended in connection with the situation with COVID-19.

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