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1 November 2018, 14:50

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50 Ukrainian servicemen get poisoned with expired foods over week - People’s Militia

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LUGANSK, November 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen in the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” zone were hospitalised with expired food poisoning over week, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“There’s been an increasing incidence of mass poisoning with expired food at Ukrainian army units in the zone of the occupation forces operation,” Marochko said. “This week alone, more than 50 servicemen from 59th and 10th Brigades units were admitted to health centres in the settlements of Popasnaya, Zolotoye and Krymskoye.”

“In this connection the Sever (North) Operations and Tactical Group Headquarters is checking food storage conditions for compliance with sanitary norms,” he added. 

The spokesman reminded that the Ukrainian armed forces had adopted NATO food standards more than a year ago.

Earlier, Marochko said that gross violations of sanitary norms at Ukrainian army units in the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” zone had caused an outbreak of intestinal and infectious diseases.

On top of that, more than 50 Kiev servicemen in the JFO zone were hospitalised with pneumonia over four days because of a lack of warm uniforms and heating.

Ukrainian servicemen in the JFO zone are often taken to military and civilian health centres with itch, tinea, fungal disease and pneumonia because of poor living conditions, Marochko said.

Also, physicals at Ukrainian army units found open tuberculosis in ten servicemen assigned to the “Lugansk” Operations and Tactical Group, he said.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 01 November — Lugansk