Latvian officials visit Shchastia checkpoint in Luhansk region

Latvian officials visit Shchastia checkpoint in Luhansk region

Seven high-ranking officials of the Republic of Latvia, headed by Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Baiba Bļodniece, visited the Shchastia entry-exit checkpoint in Luhansk region.

The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the infrastructure of the checkpoint and the situation on the contact line, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories.

"The delegation visited a new service area of the checkpoint, where all citizens of Ukraine on both sides of the contact line can receive a wide range of administrative, social and other services. In particular, they visited a pharmacy, the central administrative office, a legal reception and other facilities for serving citizens," the report reads.

The head of the Luhansk unit, Colonel Yuri Petrov, briefed the guests on the current security situation and informed that for 10 months of work, the occupation administration of the Russian Federation did not allow a single person to pass through the Shchastia checkpoint, while there were no restrictions on the Ukrainian side.

As reported, on August 22, President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Radek Vondráček visited the Chonhar checkpoint in preparation for the Crimea Platform summit.


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