President of Ukraine

President inspected the Mayorske checkpoint

26 September 2020 - 19:26

President inspected the Mayorske checkpoint

As part of a working trip to the Donetsk region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Mayorske checkpoint.

The President inspected the equipment of the checkpoint and the control procedures on it.

Head of the State Border Service Serhiy Deyneko reported to Volodymyr Zelenskyy that four passport control pavilions had been set up at each side. There are also two pavilions for passport control for persons crossing the delimitation line on foot.

The President inspected the workplaces of the station. The checkpoint has 35 workplaces for checking passport documents, which allows to avoid queues even in the event of an increase in passenger traffic.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy got himself acquainted with the procedure of checking vehicles at the checkpoint.

Serhiy Deyneko noted that the main threats at this checkpoint are attempts to transport currency, pharmaceuticals and drugs, weapons and explosives.

The Head of the State Border Service noted that from March 22, 2020, after the introduction of quarantine measures, the checkpoint is temporarily out of order.

"The peak load was recorded from the beginning of March until the introduction of quarantine. There were up to 14,600 people a day," Serhiy Deyneko said.

The President asked whether there were any appeals from citizens to resume the work of the checkpoint. The Head of the State Border Service noted that no such appeals had been received, but Mayorske was ready to resume work if necessary.

"In fact, we are ready to carry out all control operations. The distance from the checkpoint to the delimitation line is 800 meters," Serhiy Deyneko said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also visited the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the frontline, where he talked to the fighters. The President presented state awards to the military.