11 June 2019, 16:06



Elderly man dies in Stanitsa crossing point queue created by Kiev forces - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, June 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - An elderly man died in a queue deliberately created by Kiev forces at the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

The new Ukrainian authorities continue the genocide against the Donbass population, creating obstacles to residents who cross checkpoints, he said.

“Despite the lingering hot spell, Ukrainian forces deliberately prolong the clearance time creating queues by having lengthy interviews with male residents,” the LPR militia press service officer said.

“Such actions resulted in another fatality at the Stanitsa Luganskaya crossing point. Today, after a check by Kiev authorities, a 81-year-old resident died. He wanted to cross into Ukraine to get his retirement benefit,” Filiponenko said.

In a similar incident on Monday, a 78-year-old man died at the Gorlovka crossing point.

Currently there is only one official checkpoint on the contact line in the Lugansk People’s Republic area of responsibility in Donbass and it is accessible via the bridge in vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya. Only pedestrian traffic here is possible thanks to temporary conduit, as the bridge was blown up by Ukrainian forces in early 2015. LPR has been continuously proposing to rebuild it.

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 — 11 June — Lugansk