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1 April 2021, 13:23

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Kiev forces fire at LPR territory 34 times in March - LPR Office at JCCC

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LUGANSK, April 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces fired at the Lugansk People’s Republic territory 34 times in March, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

“In March 2021, the LPR Office at the JCCC recorded 34 strikes at the Republic’s territory delivered by Ukrainian armed formations which also used weapons banned by the Minsk Agreements,” the report said. “Kiev forces used 120mm and 82mm mortars ten times, various types of grenade launchers 31 times, large calibre machine guns six times and sniper rifles 14 times expending 35 mortar rounds and 254 grenade launch rounds overall.”

One LPR militiaman was killed and another was wounded in shelling by Kiev forces, the LPR Office said.

“Two strikes at the Zolotoye-5 settlement were recorded on March 25 which damaged windows of the Roman Salkov School No 4, windows of the house at 2/26 Voikova Street, summer kitchen at 51 Pochtovaya Street, windows of the house at 8A Sverdlova Street and the fence at 5 Turgeneva Street,” it said.

The areas that most frequently came under fire in March were Zolotoye-5 (Mikhailovka) and Molodyozhnoye on the Pervomaiskoye axis and Lozovoye, Nizhneye Lozovoye and Kalinovka on the Debaltsevo axis. 

In February, Kiev forces delivered 29 strikes at LPR areas.

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.

  The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution No 2202 of February 17, 2015 and called upon the parties to ensure its implementation.

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 — 01 April — Lugansk