Ukraine border guards intensify checks amid escalation in Luhansk

11:50, 23 November 2017
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The Ukrainian border guards have tightened security on the contact line due to the aggravation of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

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"To prevent provocations, security measures have been enhanced at all entry/exit checkpoints, which have been crossed by almost 40,000 citizens in the last 24 hours. In particular, the border patrols have been beefed up, technical means of control are actively used, and service dogs are involved in checks," the report says.

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"All border units in the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] zone are in full readiness, the situation at the facilities that are within the agency's authority is being monitored. Algorithms of the interaction between the ATO headquarters, the ATO units and all security agencies have been agreed," the State Border Guard Service said.

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