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10 July 2018, 14:27

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Minsk-2

Kiev conduct aerial reconnaissance in Troitskoye, Luganskoye areas - People’s Militia

LUGANSK, July 10 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces employed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for terrain reconnaissance in the Troitskoye and Luganskoye villages areas, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.

“The enemy is continuing to conduct aerial reconnaissance close to the contact line,” Marochko said. “The operation of Ukrainian army 72nd brigade UAVs was detected in the vicinity of the Troitskoye and Luganskoye settlements.”

LPR People’s Militia acting chief Mikhail Filiponenko earlier said that the Republic’s air defence units had shot down more than ten Ukrainian army UAVs last year.

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 — 10 July — Lugansk