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10 December 2019, 10:37

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Kiev forces shell Logvinovo area - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, December 10 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukrainian forces shelled the Logvinovo village area, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service reported.

“Ukrainian gunmen shelled the Republic’s territory once over the past 24 hours in an attempt to provoke LPR militiamen into returning fire and accuse them of violating the ceasefire during the “Normandy Four” summit, ” the report said.

 “The Logvinovo settlement area was shelled with four 82mm mortar rounds from the Ukrainian army 59th Brigade positions at 19:30,” the LPR militia said.

No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

The LPR People’s Militia urged the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to give legal assessment of the Ukrainian forces’ actions and make Kiev abide by the ceasefire agreement.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 10 December — Lugansk