LUGANSK, November 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces shelled Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia positions 127 times in October expending more than 2,200 rounds of ammunition, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported.
“In the period from October 1 till October 31, 2018, the LPR Office at the JCCC recorded 127 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian armed forces,” the report said.
Kiev forces delivered seven strikes using 122mm artillery (76 rounds), 36 strikes with 120mm mortars (275 rounds), 53 strikes with 82mm mortars (364 rounds), 40 strikes with IVF cannons (402 fragmentation rounds), and 76 strikes using grenade launchers RPG-7, SPG-9, AGS-17 and GP-25 (1,109 fragmentation rounds).
“The crimes committed by Ukrainian army units in the Lugansk People’s Republic territory left four civilians dead and one wounded; 22 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged,” the LPR Office at the JCCC 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 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.