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Ukraine closing Zaytseve checkpoint in Donbas over shooting

The checkpoint will reopen after a full cease-fire is achieved.

Ukraine closing Zaytseve checkpoint in Donbas over shooting
Photo: reporter.dn.ua

The Zaytseve checkpoint close to separatist-held Horlivka, Donetsk Region will be closed as of 3 February 2016.

This decision was taken during a meeting between the head of the Donetsk military-civil administration, Pavlo Zhebrivskyy, and the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ, Zhebrivskyy's office has said on its official website.

According to Zhebrivskyy, the checkpoint has become a frequent shooting target for the weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, including 82-mm mortars. On 29 January, a shooting attack at the checkpoint near Mayorsk left servicemen wounded and equipment damaged.

It will reopen when the situation is stabilized and a full cease-fire is achieved.