Russian-installed head of Donetsk imposes a five-hour curfew

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The Russian-installed head of the Russian-annexed Ukrainian region of Donetsk has imposed a curfew, according to a decree.

Denis Pushilin banned the presence of civilians on streets and public places from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Mondays-Fridays, according to the decree.

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The decree forbade assemblies, rallies, and demonstrations as well as other mass events in Russia-controlled parts of Donetsk region unless they were permitted by Operational Headquarters for Military Threat Response in Donetsk People’s Republic.

The decree signed by Pushilin on September 18 introduced “military censorship of postal mail and messages transmitted via telecommunications systems as well as control of telephone conversations.”

Among other steps entailed by Pushilin’s order was the establishment of checkpoints and security posts at the borders with Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia regions.

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