The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has signed the decree which gave the line of contact between DND and Kiev-controlled territory status of the state border. The text of the decree published on the website of the Ministry of state security (MGB) of the Republic.
According to the text of the decree, the movement of natural persons across the line of contact is only allowed through the checkpoints of the border police, the MGB. The decree also obliges those who cross the border to undergo a mandatory registration.
Control over execution of the decree entrusted to the MGB. The document also States that illegal border crossing will be classified in accordance with the Criminal code of the Republic. The document was signed by Zakharchenko 27 Feb.
According to Ukrainian political analyst Vladimir Fesenko, the line of demarcation “was the unofficial boundary” where appropriate acted “border procedures, including customs inspection”. “Neither Ukraine nor the international community do not recognize this border, they are interested in implementing the Minsk agreements, everything will depend on how Russia will perceive this border,” — said the analyst.
The sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbas occurred at the end of January, when fighting broke out between the forces of DND and the Ukrainian army under the Avdeevka. Responsibility for the worsening situation of the parties laid on top of each other. In early February, Ukrainian radicals blocked the railroad near the town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region with the aim “to prevent trade with the separatists.”
The authorities of the breakaway republics in response to the “blockade” was introduced external management at the Ukrainian enterprises located on their territories.