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10 June 2019, 14:42

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Kiev forces fire at SMM patrol - People's Militia

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LUGANSK, June 10 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces fired at an SMM patrol that was monitoring disengagement zone outside Zolotoye, said LPR People's Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko.

"The commander of the 54th brigade Col. Alexey Maistrenko ordered to fire at an SMM patrol that was patrolling a disengagement zone outside Zolotoye."

Filiponenko said that the attack had been confirmed by an SMM report.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 2016 initialed a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE. The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas, while Kiev failed to perform it in the Stanitsa Luganskaya zone.

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 June — Lugansk