RUSSIAN BORDER GUARDS AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS WITHDREW 2,000 UKRAINIANS FROM SHELLING IN IZVARINO
Thanks to border guards, customs officers and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation through the Russian checkpoint “Donetsk” from under fire more than two thousand Ukrainians were withdrawn. They were waiting for a pass to Russia from the Ukrainian multilateral automobile checkpoint (MAPP) “Izvarino” when the battle began there, Sergey Razgonov, acting at Millerovo Customs, told ITAR-TASS on Saturday. “At about 22:00 Moscow time, active hostilities began from the side of the Izvarino checkpoint using automatic and mortar weapons. Border control by Ukraine ceased to be carried out, as the border guards themselves crossed into Russian territory with a request to take cover,” Razgonov said. “After that, our employees, together with the border service and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, made every effort to ensure that the line was passed to the territory of the Donetsk checkpoint so that people would not die,” he stressed.