Ukrainian-Romanian border crossing point, damaged by September strike, is closed again due to Russian attack
Due to a nighttime Russian attack on the port infrastructure of Odesa region on the night of October 6, the Orlivka ferry checkpoint on the border with Romania suspended its operation
The press service of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service reported this.
"As a result of Russia's nighttime drone attack on the port and border infrastructure at the Orlivka ferry crossing point on the border with Romania, measures are being taken to stabilize the functioning of the checkpoint... Crossing operations at the checkpoint have been temporarily suspended," the statement reads.
It is noted that no one was injured in the night attack.
The State Border Guard Service advised citizens to choose other directions of movement, in particular through the Reni checkpoint.
It is worth noting that on the night of September 26, Russian troops had already fired at the ferry crossing, causing the Orlivka checkpoint to cease its operation. It was noted that the administrative building of the checkpoint survived, but the shock wave smashed the windows. At the time of the attack, there was a bus with children at the checkpoint, which was moved out in time. At the same time, about three dozen trucks were damaged. The drivers of one of the buses were also injured.
- On the night of October 6, the Russian invaders launched several groups of Shahed drones moving from the east and south toward western Ukraine. There were hits to the border and port infrastructure of the Danube region. Air defense forces destroyed 25 of 33 Russian drones.