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LPR denied Kiev's statement about open checkpoints in Donbass

LUGANSK, 23 Dec The press secretary of the delegation of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic at the Minsk talks, Maria Kovshar, denied the statement of the press secretary of the Kiev delegation in the contact group Alexei Arestovich that all checkpoints in Donbass were open. On Thursday, Arestovich said that representatives of Ukraine would not agree to the conditions of the LPR and DPR regarding the work of the checkpoint on New Year's holidays, in addition, he clarified that since November 20, 2020, checkpoints on the territory controlled by Kiev have been open and “have not been closed since then.” Earlier, the LPR accused Kiev of blocking the issue of simplifying the procedure for crossing the checkpoint during the holidays. The fact that Kiev refused to resume the work of the checkpoint on the contact line was reported by the plenipotentiary representative of the DPR at the negotiations, Natalya Nikonorova, and the permanent representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group, Boris Gryzlov. The issue of passing citizens through the checkpoint at the contact line, as well as uniform sanitary requirements to prevent the possible spread of COVID, was discussed at a meeting of the contact group on Wednesday. Ukrainian security forces fired from Javelin in Donbass “Firstly, Ukrainian checkpoints are” open “only in words. In reality, they cannot start serving people until Ukraine finally agrees on the technical parameters of their work. Or, more precisely, until Ukraine returns to what was previously agreed upon by her, since an agreement on the parameters had already been reached, but then Kiev sharply decided to change its mind, “Kovshar told reporters. Kovshar stressed that on Wednesday Kiev did not want to discuss and implement the republics' proposals on the work of the checkpoint. “In general, the words of Arestovich are another confirmation of why it was not possible to agree on any issue. danger, including its own citizens. It's a pity that peaceful people are suffering from this political schizophrenia of the Ukrainian authorities, “she added. ss-secretary of the LPR delegation. By the decision of Kiev, in 2015, an access regime was introduced with the territories of Donbass not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. You can enter or leave the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR only through checkpoints. OSCE observers stated that the transport and economic blockade is leading to a humanitarian disaster in the region. In November 2020, at the contact line in Donbass, Kiev announced the opening of two new checkpoints: Lugansk-Schastye and Pervomaisk-Zolotoe. The LPR called the unilateral opening of checkpoints a provocation. In fact, these checkpoints remain closed. This issue is being discussed during videoconferences of the humanitarian subgroup and the contact group on Donbass. Moscow has repeatedly stated that Kiev is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements and is dragging out negotiations to resolve the conflict. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Kiev sent half of the entire personnel of the armed forces of Ukraine to Donbass. Moscow expressed concern about the transfer of military equipment from NATO countries to the Russian borders and the increase in the number of Western instructors in the Donbass. Western countries continue to provide military support to Ukraine, including by supplying weapons that are used in the Donbass. Putin said


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