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Ukrainian artillery fires at bus terminal, customs station in Russia

July 03, 2014, 11:03 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON
On July 2, border and customs checkpoint Veselo-Voznesenka in the Rostov Region was closed for security reasons, and its personnel was evacuated over the gunfire in Ukraine overnight to Thursday
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Border guards during observation near Russian checkpoint Novoshakhtinsk

Border guards during observation near Russian checkpoint Novoshakhtinsk

© ITAR-TASS/Andrei Kronberg

ROSTOV-ON-DON, July 03. /ITAR-TASS/. A bus terminal and a customs house were damaged by Ukrainian shells fired at Russian border checkpoint Novoshakhtinsk, chief press officer of the southern customs department Rayan Farukshin told ITAR-TASS.

“Two facilities of customs infrastructure were damaged, including the bus terminal building where bus passengers are passing border controls and a terminal where cargo vehicles pass customs clearance operations,” he said. He added that bomb disposal technicians were searching through the buildings for dud ammunition.

Ukrainian shells exploded at Russian border checkpoint Novoshakhtinsk in the gunfire at border-crossing point Dolzhansky. “Shells hit the territory of Russia and exploded, the infrastructure was damaged. The incident occurred at around 5.30am Moscow time, no casualties were reported,” chief press officer of Federal Security Service border department in southern Russia’s Rostov-on-Don Region Vasily Malayev said. In his words, the border checkpoint was suspended.

On Wednesday, July 2, border and customs checkpoint Veselo-Voznesenka in the Rostov Region was closed for security reasons and its personnel was evacuated over the gunfire in Ukraine overnight to Thursday.

On June 28, a shell hit two-way road checkpoint Gukovo in the Rostov Region from Ukraine. All personnel was evacuated.

Apart from road checkpoint Gukovo two shells exploded in the settlement of Vasetsky in Krasny Sulin district and another shell detonated in the settlement of Shakhta-24 on the outskirts of the town of Gukovo.

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