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Ukraine briefly suspends Maryinka checkpoint over shelling

The militants shell road corridors in the ATO zone.

Ukraine briefly suspends Maryinka checkpoint over shelling
Photo: Photo: rbc.ua

The State Border Service (SBS) of Ukraine has once again suspended the work of the Mariyinka checkpoint in Donetsk Region because of repeat fire attacks by pro-Russian militants, it said on its website on Wednesday, 23 November.

"The illegal armed groups continue fire attacks on the road corridors and the positions of the border units in the antiterrorist operation zone. Today, at 8 a.m., the militants fired with small arms at the Mariyinka checkpoint on the road corridor Kurakhove-Donetsk," the statement reads.

The SBS noted that the militants opened fire from the village of Oleksandrivka situated on the uncontrolled territory.

"No civilians or border agency staff were killed or wounded," the statement reads.

The border crossing resumed work at 9:30 a.m.

"At the moment, the passage of pedestrians and vehicles resumed at Mariyinka," the SBS said later.

The Trilateral Contact Group on a Donbas conflict settlement is expected to agree at its regular meeting today on the opening of the Zolote crossing point in Luhansk Region.