LUGANSK, February 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces deployed an “Osa” air defence missile system near the Vrubovka settlement in the Popasnaya district, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.
“We spotted the deployment of an AA missile system 9K33 Osa in the responsibility zone of 72nd Brigade,” Filiponenko said.
He urged residents of Ukraine-held areas of the Lugansk region to resist the deployment of weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian armed formations next to their houses and civil infrastructure facilities and report these facts to OSCE Special Monitoring Mission personnel.
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.