Security strengthened in Donbas due to high threat of terrorist attacks - Kyiv

Security strengthened in Donbas due to high threat of terrorist attacks - KyivDue to the increased threat of terrorist attacks on infrastructure facilities in the Anti-Terrorist operation (ATO) area in recent days, security measures have been strengthened, the press centre of the ATO headquarters has said.

"Over the past few days, the threat of terrorist attacks on the territory of the infrastructure facilities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions has significantly increased, including attempts of the enemy's sabotage-reconnaissance group to penetrate into the territory controlled by Ukraine. Taking this into account, the ATO headquarters and forces of all antiterrorist operations of the SBU, National Guard, National Police, State Border Guard Service, State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct counter-diversion measures as a result of which additional restrictions were introduced and filtration measures were strengthened," the official ATO website said on Facebook.

In particular, the units of the National Police have been transferred to an enhanced mode of service, additional checks of citizens are conducted at the check points and in places of significant congestion.

"Such measures are of a temporary nature and are aimed exclusively at ensuring the safety of civilians. The headquarters of the ATO asks citizens to understand the temporary restrictions," a message says.
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