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28 October 2020, 17:17

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Kiev forces block SMM patrol at checkpoint outside Schastye

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LUGANSK, October 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukrainian armed forces prevented an SMM patrol from crossing the contact line through their additional checkpoint next to the Schastye crossing point, said LPR People's Militia press officer Yakov Osadchiy.

"The fighters of the 80th brigade installed an additional check point outside Schastye and blocked the passage for an SMM patrol citing deactivation of UXO in the area."

According to Osadchiy, LPR People's Militia recorded a fire and subsequent explosions at the positions of the 80th brigade 3rd battalion.

"The blaze might have been caused by violations of fire safety. The information on casualties among Ukrainian troops is being specified."

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 October — Lugansk