Russians block 6,000 cars at checkpoint in Vasylivka, people left waiting more than 10 days

Evacuation of people from Tokmak and Vasylivka settlements, May 4 (Photo:Mariupol City Council)

About 6,000 vehicles are waiting in line at the Russian checkpoint in Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, with people having been forced to sleep in their cars for more than 10 nights, Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedorov said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 9.

Vasylivka is the only town where people can cross from the occupied territory and the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine.

“As of this morning, there were 6,000 cars in Vasylivka”, Fedorov said.

“The enemies are abusing our people, this morning they let about 100 cars go to the last checkpoint, people were crying with happiness because they could finally get to Zaporizhzhya soon,” he said.

“But right (at the exit) they were turned around and told that Saturday and Sunday are days off.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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