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17 April 2018, 09:53

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Kiev forces shell Lugansk to foil Victory Day parade on May 9 - People’s Militia (PHOTOS)

LUGANSK, April 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces shelled Lugansk to foil the May 9 parade, LPR People’s Militia’s spokesman Andrey Marochko said.

Overnight to Tuesday, Ukrainian army units delivered an artillery strike at the Lugansk district where preparations for the V-Day parade is ongoing.

“The Ukrainian army deliberately targeted the sites where the LPR People’s Militia equipment is currently located to foil the May 9 parade,” Marochko said.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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

LuganskMediaCentre — 17 April — Lugansk