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 Zaitseve checkpoint closed, locals forced to cross minefields getting to work, - OSCE

The situation around the closure of Zaitseve checkpoint caused problems in terms of locals' jobs. They experience troubles getting to work in Artemivsk.

Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug said in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.

According to Hug, residents in Zaitseve complain they are forced to go across a minefield now that the checkpoint has been closed, so they can not get to work in Artemivsk.

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He said there were cases when civilians tripped mines. The chief doctor in Dzerzhynsk said two Zaitseve residents underwent treatment after encountering tripwires, Hug added.

According to him, there are a lot of mines near demarcation line crossing points, so urgent actions need to be taken as civilians do not want to risk their lives getting to work.

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