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In Kharkiv Oblast, especially around the city of
Kharkiv, they have begun inspecting more vehicles entering the region
for weapons, ammunition and explosives, while in Donetsk Oblast
security forces were creating a cordon between the civilian
population and the separatists, the State Security Service
spokeswoman said. There was no mention of a renewed offensive in the
anti-terrorist campaign.

“Slavyansk
remains the hottest point in the region,” SBU press officer Maryna
Ostapenko said. “However, we have conducted several meetings today
with the separatists.” No confrontations were reported overnight,
but the situation remains tense and uncertain.

Talks
were also held with militants in Mariupol, which produced no results.
The SBU mentioned that amongst their demands, the separatists wanted
the abolition of biometric passports, which the last Ukrainian
government introduced in 2013, and an end to vaccinations.

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