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7 July 2020, 14:12

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Kiev forces shell Donetskiy, damage houses, transmission line - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, July 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces artillery shelled the Donetskiy township damaging houses and a transmission line, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service reported.

“Today, Ukrainian armed formations 93rd Brigade gunmen shelled the Donetskiy settlement using 122mm artillery which is banned by the Minsk agreements. Four rounds were fried,” the report said. “The houses located at 14, 17, and 25 Shevchenko Street were damaged; also, a round hit a utility shed at 12 Electrovoznaya Street killing the cattle inside.”

A 110 kW transmission line Mikhailovka-Tsentrokuz was damaged; 220 customers in the Berezovskoye settlement were left without electricity; damage was also caused to the Kirovsk forging plant.

The order to open fire was issued by 93rd Brigade commander Col Dmitry Bryzhinsky.

“Our defendants took adequate actions to stop the artillery fire; enemy losses amounted to two dead, two wounded ; a D-30 howitzer was put out of commission,” the LPR militia said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 07 July — Lugansk