21 April 2020, 14:02



Kiev forces plant about 50 mines on road used by OSCE patrols - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, April 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces planted 46 anti-tank mines on the road used by patrols of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service reported.

“According to our intelligence, (Ukrainian army) 30th Brigade gunmen planted 46 anti-tank mines east of the Popasnaya settlement in immediate proximity to the traffic area of the road which is regularly used by civilians and OSCE SMM patrols,” the report said. 

Earlier, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said that Kiev army units had planted 45 anti-tank mines in the Luganskoye township area.

LPR People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said that Kiev forces had mined farmland in Luganskoye outskirts.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 21 April — Lugansk