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18 February 2020, 13:52

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Civilian wounded as Ukrainian forces shell Golubovskoye - JCCC

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LUGANSK, February 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) - A civilian was wounded as Ukrainian forces shelled the Golubovskoye settlement, the Lugansk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported.

The JCCC reminded that civil infrastructure facilities in the town of Kirovsk and the Donetskiy settlement had sustained multiple damage in shelling by Ukrainian forces.

“An elderly man was wounded in Golubovskoye. He was rushed to Kirov Town Hospital in serious condition,” the report said.

Multiple damage to housing infrastructure were recorded in the Donetskiy and Golubovskoye settlements, the JCCC said.

The Ukrainian strikes damaged the Mikhailovka-Cherkasskaya, Mikhailovka-9Kommunarskaya, Mikhailovka-Tsentrokuz and Mikhailovka-Petrodonetskaya power transmission lines.  “The Maryinka neighbourhood in the Zolotoye-5 settlement was left without electricity,” the JCCC said.

No further details were immediately provided.

Earlier, LPR People’s Militia said that Kiev forces had delivered a massive strike at Lugansk People’s Republic settlements in order to be able to evacuate the commandos killed or wounded in the attempt to approach LPR militia positions in the Golubovskoye village area.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 18 February — Lugansk