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8 November 2018, 13:57

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Civilian killed as Ukrainian forces shell Maryevka - LPR People’s Militia

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LUGANSK, November 8 (Lugansk Media Centre) -  A resident of Maryevka (Zolotoye-5) was fatally wounded in shelling by Kiev forces, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre on Thursday.

“Today, at 11:05, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire agreement again,” Marochko said. “A 63-year-old resident of Maryevka was fatally wounded in infantry fighting vehicle fire delivered from the Zolotoye-4 settlement.”

On October 13, a mother and her daughter were killed in Maryevka in mortar fire coming from Ukraine-controlled Zolotoye-4. LPR Deputy Foreign Minister Anna Soroka said that the girl was the 34th child killed in the LPR as a result of Kiev aggression.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

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 Resolution 2202 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 — 08 November — Lugansk