12 April 2018, 16:45


Kiev forces shell Sanzharovka village with 120mm mortars

LUGANSK, April 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces have shelled Sanzharovka village with 120mm mortars, LPR People’s Militia’s spokesman Andrey Marochko said.

“The Ukrainian army has begun to use prohibited (by the Minsk agreements) weapons of calibre over 100 mm,” Marochko said. “At 15:00, Sanzharovka was targeted with 120mm mortars and (automatic grenade launchers) AGS from the Mironovskiy township direction.”

Earlier on Thursday, Kiev forces shelled Pervomaisk town and Kalinovo-Borschevatoye village.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 12 April — Lugansk