On June 10, 2020, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine planned to launch the crossing of citizens through the EECP "Marinka" and "Stanitsa Luhanska" by order of the Commander of the Joint Forces Operation.
To date, Ukraine has an adaptive quarantine regime. Being aware that during the period of forced severe restrictions on movement, people have accumulated a lot of problems of humanitarian nature, it was decided to resume the work of the EECP "Marinka" and "Stanitsa Luhanska" in the regulated regime. However, the occupation authorities disrupted the opening of entry/exit checkpoints on the contact line in eastern Ukraine, without allowing a single person to enter the temporarily occupied territory for 3 hours.
From 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at the aforementioned EECPs, the Ukrainian border guards registered and allowed all citizens who intended to enter the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine to cross. However, the militants returned these citizens to the Government controlled territory of Ukraine without explanation.
In total, more than 100 persons, including a significant number of elderly and children, have arrived to the EECP today. Some were waiting to cross from 6 a.m.
Tomorrow all the EECPs from the Ukrainian side will be open, and the decision on the further operation of the checkpoints will be in line with what the situation required.
There will be daily crossing from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at the EECP "Stanitsa Luhanska" (pedestrian) and "Marinka". Priority will be given to citizens, who travel for social and humanitarian reasons with supporting documents, and to persons who go to pass external independent testing.
Moreover, citizens who cross EECP from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine will undergo contactless body temperature screening and interviews on contact with COVID-19 patients. It should be noted that this category of citizens (except those who come to participate in external independent testing) will be allowed only if they agree to undergo self-isolation, using a unified electronic service "Dii vdoma", or medical observation.