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30 January 2017, 16:53

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JCCC and OSCE SMM record aftermath of Stakhanov ferrous alloys plant shelling

The representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission recorded the aftermath of Kiev's strikes on Stakhanov ferrous alloys plant that had been shelled in the night of January 29-30.

The JCCC officers and SMM monitors recorded the damage, located and mapped the fragments of exploded rounds, established the direction of fire.

The workers said shrapnel and blast shattered about 50 windows in one of the workshops and in a depot.  

"Given the previous shelling, now the plant has almost no windows intact," said one of the workers.

On January 29 Kiev forces shelled Irmino and Pervomaisk, on January 30 Irmino came under fire again.

On January 26-27 Ukrainian armed forces shelled Pervomaisk and Kalinovo damaging private houses, gas pipe and PTLs. Bryanka was shelled on the same night, two civilians were injured.

Irmino came under artillery fire on January 23-24, Stakhanov residential quarters were hit during the day January 24.

The members of the Contact Group at the meeting in Minsk on December 21st agreed to enforce a comprehensive and durable ceasefire in effect from December 24th. The deal has become the 10th truce agreement since the autumn of 2014. Earlier, 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 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 — 30 January — Lugansk