During a working trip to the Luhansk region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and with representatives of diplomatic missions inspected the new checkpoint “Shchastya”, which will start working on November 10.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also visited the branch of Oschadbank, the post office and the Center for Administrative Services located at Shchastya checkpoint.
"This is a very modern checkpoint, the Center for Administrative Services was built very quickly, it provides 88 administrative services, which is very important for all citizens of Ukraine, for civilians who are on our side and in the temporarily occupied territories," the President said.
The Head of State noted that due to the presence of a bank branch at this checkpoint, banking operations and currency exchange can be carried out. There is also a pharmacy and a mother and child room.
"Everything is modern, excellent conditions both for the people who will receive these services and for the people who work here," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President added that the checkpoint provides all the conditions for both pedestrian vehicle crossings.
"There is a separate lane for humanitarian cargo. It is also very important," the Head of State stressed.
In accordance with the agreements reached in the framework of the negotiations in the Normandy and Minsk formats, on November 10, in addition to Shchastya checkpoint, Zolote checkpoint will also be opened. Both checkpoints will not be inferior to the checkpoint in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska in terms of service.
"It is important for us that everyone sees how much work has been done, and the high level of everything. So that people who come from the temporarily occupied territories can see what Ukraine is like: modern, asphalted, peaceful and safe,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President also thanked Ambassador of Germany to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen, Ambassador of France Etienne de Poncins, Ambassador of Canada Larisa Galadza, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Heidi Grau, UN System Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani, Ambassador of Sweden Tobias Tiberg, United States Chargés d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine Kristina Kvien and Deputy Ambassador of the United Kingdom Nicholas Harrox for their assistance to Ukraine and for agreeing to visit Donbas with him.