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20 June 2019, 15:03

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Kiev forces jam OSCE drones in Zolotoye area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, June 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces use electronic warfare systems against unmanned aerial vehicles of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine to conceal the Ukrainian armaments deployed in the Zolotoye and Novozvanovka area,” LPR People’s Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“54th Brigade commander (Colonel Alexey) Maistrenko actively resists the operation of OSCE mission personnel trying to conceal the presence of banned weapons in the Novozvanovka and Zolotoye-4 settlements,” Osadchiy said.

“A mobile group of the Ukrainian army’s 20th Electronic Warfare battalion jams signals of OSCE mission drones in the designated districts,” he added. 

Earlier, the LPR militia repeatedly reported the use of electronic warfare systems by Ukraine against OSCE UAVs.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

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 — 20 June — Lugansk