Dnipro Battalion took control of railway

Dnipro Battalion and the territorial defense battalion of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have taken full control of a number of railway stations in the region, as well as all border railway stations, according to the headquarters of the National Defense of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

“In response to the seizure of the railroad by terrorists from the so-called People’s Republic of Donetsk [DNR], Dnipro Battalion and the territorial defense battalion have taken full control of the stations: Prosyana, Slovyanka, Dobropillya, and Dachna, as well as all border railway stations,” Segodnya reports.

Battalion headquarters stated that the battalion takes responsibility for stopping passenger trains and any other mobile rail vehicles for inspection and control of movement through the stations. During stops documents, personal belongings, and cargo will be checked.

In regard to this, Chief of Staff of National Regional Defense Yuriy Bereza said: “We warn that every terrorist who tries to make any move that would threaten the freedom and safety of movement of citizens, the lives of Ukrainians, and the integrity of our country will be destroyed on the spot. We will not permit any provocation. Any possible attacks on the security of the people and the country will be regarded as a act of terrorism.”

Sources: UNIAN in Ukrainian, UNIAN in Russian

Translated by Vitalii Usenko, edited by Robin Rohrback

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