19 April 2019, 18:50


Drunk Ukrainian troops fire at residential houses in Popasnaya

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LUGANSK, April 19 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Intoxicated Ukrainian soldiers opened random fire at residential houses in Popasnaya, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.

"On April 15, the service members of the 54th brigade being intoxicated random fire at Popasnaya residential area with AK-74 rifles, shattering windows of five apartments."

The next day, members of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry had conversations with locals telling them that they'd rather not speak about the incident.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 19 April — Lugansk