12:15 03.02.2016

Ukrainian NGO reports Horlivka-Artemivsk corridor's shutdown due to shelling incidents

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Ukrainian NGO reports Horlivka-Artemivsk corridor's shutdown due to shelling incidents

The Horlivka-Artemivsk corridor will temporarily shut down on Wednesday because of shelling incidents, the Vostok SOS non-governmental organization (NGO) has said, referring to Donetsk Region Military-Civilian Administration.

"According to the official report from Donetsk Region Military-Civilian Administration, the Horlivka-Artemivsk corridor will be temporarily shut down on 03.02.2016, because of attacks on the Mayorsk zero checkpoint," the regional administration wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

"There is unofficial information that the shutdown may last until the end of the week, and the traffic will resume if the shelling stops," it said.

Pavlo Zhebrivsky, head of Donetsk Region Military-Civilian Administration, said on February 1, it was decided to temporarily shut down the Zaitseve checkpoint on Wednesday, February 3, in connection with the increased number of shelling incidents.

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