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14 May 2018, 14:59

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Kiev alleges attack by LPR to avoid withdrawal from Stanitsa area - People's Militia

LUGANSK, May 14 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Kiev forces came up with an alleged attack from the LPR side to use it as a pretext to cancel disengagement in the Stanitsa Luganskaya area scheduled for May 15, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

"The Ukrainian side in the JCCC accused the LPR People's Militia today, May 14, of disrupting the disengagement scheduled for May 15 at the sector No.1 outside Stanitsa Luganskaya," he said.

According to the Ukrainian side, LPR units opened machine gun fire on Ukrainian positions.

"The allegations of attacks are voiced almost every time a disengagement is announced at this area. Still, shelling has never been confirmed, not once, neither by LPR mission to JCCC, nor by the OSCE SMM."

"The Ukrainian side has no proof, they use false allegations as an excuse for not withdrawing forces from the area."

He reconfirmed that the LPR stands ready to disengage forces at the sector No.1 simultaneously with the Ukrainian side.

LuganskMediaCentre — 14 May — Lugansk