St. Nicholas Day is a very special holiday for Ukrainian children and adults. In Ukraine, it is celebrated on December 19. Nowadays, St. Nicholas Day is a happy holiday for children. Kids write letters with their wishes on the eve of the holiday and mail them out or place on windows. Kind and obedient children are sure to find a gift under a pillow, and naughty ones - a stick.
Winter brings a considerable decrease in the air temperature. That’s why the procedure of crossing the demarcation line at entry-exit checkpoints in the Donetsk region has become more complicated. It’s not an easy task to cope with long roads and lines at the checkpoints when the air temperature is below zero. The greater part of visitors is pensioners and seniors. Moreover, very often families with little children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities have to cross the demarcation line, too. In order to minimize the negative impact of weather conditions and to make the process of crossing the demarcation line more comfortable, rescuers of the Donetsk region are on duty 24 hours a day at entry-exit checkpoints.