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The Stanytsia Luhanska entry and exit checkpoint resumed work on October 5 amid wildfires raging in Luhansk region.

"Under an order by Commander of the Joint Forces, Lieutenant General Volodymyr Kravchenko, the Stanytsia Luhanska entry and exit checkpoint resumes work at 09:00 local time today, October 5. The checkpoint will operate according to the autumn schedule – from 07:00 to 18:30 daily," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command wrote on Facebook.

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  • The work of the Stanytsia Luhanska entry and exit checkpoint was halted due to large-scale wildfires in Luhansk region.
  • On September 30 and October 1, large-scale forest wildfires broke out in several districts of Luhansk region, which spread to populated localities.
  • The total death toll from the forest wildfires has grown to 11 people. The local authorities are checking for updates on damage and the number of destroyed buildings and facilities.
  • A total of 150 people have been evacuated.
  • As of October 5, firefighters continue extinguishing fire at four main wildfire sites in Luhansk region.