Novotroyitske checkpoint re-opens after break due to landmine blasts caused by fire

11:02, 31 August 2018
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"Due to an improvement in the security situation near the Novotroyitske checkpoint, Commander of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev has decided to re-open the Novotroyitske checkpoint from 06:00 on August 31, 2018," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation has reported.

It is noted fires in the fields near the Berezove 1 and Berezove 2 supervising points were completely eliminated and there is no threat to citizens' life.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Novotroyitske entry and exit checkpoint was closed on August 29 due to explosions of landmines as a result of fires in that area. In addition, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reported on a fire in the village of Berezove. A 'Code Red' warning was issued over the incident.

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