25 October 2016

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Militants fire rocket-propelled grenades on Zolote checkpoint

Militants fired grenade launchers on the Zolote entry/exit checkpoint from the town of Pervomaisk in Luhansk region on the evening of August 9, the press service of the State Border Guard Service reported.

Zolote checkpoint / informator.lg.ua
Zolote checkpoint / informator.lg.ua

The grenades exploded a few meters before the checkpoint, the report said. No one was injured. The border guards did not open fire in response.

Maryinka crossing post temporarily closed due to shelling – Border guardsThe Zolote checkpoint was opened by the controlled territory of Ukraine on March 31, but after a couple of hours it was closed, as representatives of the militants refused to let people cross the demarcation line, a restriction which continues even today.

The area near the checkpoint constantly comes under fire.

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