Queue to cross contact-line
At this check point, up to 9,000 people daily cross the frontline between government and non-government controlled territories of Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. In summers, when temperature reaches 35 degrees of heat, it`s unbearable to stand in queues for hours. Most of those going from non-government controlled area, are pensioners, which have to go through systematic verifications to receive their pension payments. People from both sides of the contact-line also travel to see relatives, property and buy essential food and medicine.
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