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Stories behind Check Point Zero

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Stories behind Check Point Zero


Check point Zero, in Stanytsia Luhanska, is the only pedestrian check point on the “contact line” in eastern Ukraine. The hot frontline that separates Ukranian government controlled areas from separatist areas is roughly 450 kilometers long and the few crossing points are usually traversed by vehicle. In Stanytsia people wait on both sides every day. They want to join their families or just sort out bureaucracy, that the war has transformed into a jigsaw. People need documents to receive pensions or simply to assess properties. We talked with some of the people who line up to cross the line. Watch the full Aid Zone report “Building under fire” on

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