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4 February 2019, 15:56

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Kiev deploys foreign female snipers to Schastye - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, February 4 (Lugansk Media Centre) -  The Ukrainian army command deployed a mostly female foreign sniper group to Schastye, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

The command of the so-called “Joint Forces Operation” continues to use foreign mercenaries in the Donbass conflict, Marochko said.

“According to our intelligence, a group of snipers arrived at Schastye, a majority of them are women who speak with a Baltic accent; they communicate with local residents very rarely,” he said.

“Our sources said that the group had had training in western Ukraine and arrived to step up sniper fire in order to mount tensions along the contact line and gain experience after a theoretical course,” the spokesman said.

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 — 04 February — Lugansk