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12 June 2019, 15:48

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Minsk-2

Kiev forces shell Stanitsa Luganskaya area to prevent disengagement of forces

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LUGANSK, June 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The commander of the Ukrainian 25th brigade Oleg Zenchenko ordered to shell the vicinity of Stanitsa Luganskaya to prevent the disengagement of forces on June 16, as the Framework Decision relating to disengagement of forces and hardware stipulates seven-day-long ceasefire as a condition for disengagement, said LPR People's Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko.

"Zenchenko, acting in his turn on the command of the JFO commander Gen. Alexander Syrsky, ordered to shell the Prince Igor monument outside Stanitsa on June 11 with small arms."

He said the shelling was recorded by the LPR and files sent to the Prosecutor General's Office.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September 21, 2016 initialed a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE. The disengagement was completed in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye areas, while Kiev failed to perform it in the Stanitsa Luganskaya zone.

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 June — Lugansk