Stalemate: Mariupol checkpoint blocked by militants

12:16 Nov. 10, 2016

Mariupol checkpoint blocked by militants

A column of Ukrainian tanks and APCs move towards the de-facto border with Crimea near Kherson (AP photo)

About 40 vehicles cannot cross the separation line, the border service informs

The combined Russian-separatist forces in Donbas block the Hnutovo frontline checkpoint near Mariupol, the UNIAN agency reports referring to Ukrainian border service.

"Today, the representatives of Russian-terrorist forces haven't yet started transferring civilian vehicles and pedestrians across the separation line through the Hnutovo checkpoint near the settlement of Octiabr," the service reports. 

Read also Clashes rage on in Donbas warzone - ATO headquarters

The outlaw armed forces want to convince the Ukrainian troops of shelling the town, according to the message. At the moment, about 40 vehicles and 30 persons are blocked in front of the checkpoint.

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