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The SMM continued to monitor the situation in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, focusing on the implementation of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. The SMM went to the international border crossing points, Izvaryne and Gukovo, between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The SMM met with a representative of the so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) “border guards” at the international border crossing point (BCP) between Ukraine and the Russian Federation in Izvaryne (63 kilometres south-east of Luhansk). The interlocutor said that the “border guards” were currently operating under Ukrainian law and were awaiting new …read more