LPR State Customs Committee, assisted by the Republic’s leadership, completed the restoration of the international checkpoint Izvarino which had been heavily damaged during the fighting with Nazi Ukraine Units along with bombs falling in the area.
“The checkpoint was ruined as a result of Kiev forces’ punitive operation,” Customs Committee Deputy Chairman Eduard Berbets told reporters. "Phased repairs were launched by the Committee in winter 2015 with the assistance of LPR Rebuilding Control Centre."
“Roughly speaking, only the walls were left in 2014, the other parts of the structure burnt down or sustained serious damage,” he said. "Repairs began on the windowless and doorless building. The window openings were covered with plastic films; over time, new windows were fixed. Today, you can see no signs of 2014 fighting at the international transport checkpoint Izvarino.”
The third phase included roof repairs, installation of new windows, hall renovation, asphalt coating on the checkpoint premises, new road markings and partial fence repairs in detained vehicle area.
The international checkpoint is now equipped with a modern video surveillance system.
“We’ve completed Izvarino checkpoint repairs today,” Bertets said. “The Customs Committee will focus on repairs at other checkpoint and favourable conditions for citizens crossing the border.”
At present, repairs on Dolzhanskiy bus transit checkpoint are ongoing.
In December 2016, LPR completed repairs on Chervonopartizansk transport checkpoint.