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13 March 2019, 18:47

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JCCC: School in Zolotoye-5 damaged by Ukrainian shelling

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The secondary school № 4 in Zolotoye-5 was damaged as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian forces, the LPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.

"As a result of the ceasefire violation recorded on March 11, 2019 originating from the direction of Zolotoe-4 (Rodina) controlled by the enemy, the secondary school No. 4 in Zolotoye-5 (Mikhailovka) was damaged," the report said.

The fragments and impact analysis revealed that the fire was opened with small arms with the rifle cartridge of 57-N-323S type, 7.62 mm caliber. Four bullets were recovered from the scene.

There were no civilian casualties.

"As a result of the ceasefire violation recorded on March 9, 2019 from the direction of Svetlodarsk (Kiev-controlled) targeting territory of the LPR in the area of the settlement of Molochny, one object of civil infrastructure was damaged," the LPR representative office in the JCCC added.

The shelling was carried out with anti-tank guided missiles 9М113 type with the use of combat vehicles 9P148 "Konkurs" type.

There were no civilian casualties.

Previously, the LPR Mission to the JCCC reported that the Ukrainian armed forces violated the spring ceasefire ten times in five days.

The Spring ceasefire, 23rd in the series of ceasefire recommitments, was agreed to by the security subgroup of the Contact Group and came in effect in Donbass on March 8, 2019 1:01 a.m. (GMT+3).

The LPR People's Militia has announced its commitment to observe the Spring Ceasefire and said it hoped for reciprocal response from the Ukrainian goverenment.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for almost two dozen times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violate the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns, which should have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk Agreements.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 12 February 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 — 13 March — Lugansk