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25 January 2021, 18:55

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Kiev forces shell Zolotoye-5 – People's Militia

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LUGANSK, January 25 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Kiev forces shelled the Zolotoye-5 area, the LPR People's Militia official representative Yakov Osadchy said.

"In violation of the Article 2 of the Additional Measures, the fighters of the 92d brigade deployed to the positions close to the Zolotoye-4 township, shelled Zolotoye-5 with under-barrel grenade launchers and small arms," he reported.

The incident has been reported to the Ukrainian side in the JCCC to "take measures and avoid allegations against the LPR".

The Contact Group agreed the tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass starting at 00:01, July 27 at the July 22 videoconference. The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include: ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations, ban on using any aerial vehicles, ban on fire, including sniper fire; ban on deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and adjacent territories, first of all, to civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public premises; effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants; establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership; retaliatory fire in case of an offensive is allowed only in case it is opened on the order of appropriate command of the Ukrainian armed forces or LPR, DPR People's Militia after unsuccessful attempt to employ the above mentioned mechanism. The Contact Group shall be notified of such orders.

The Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against Donbass in April 2014. The settlement of the conflict is based on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarusian capital by the participants of the Contact Group and approved by the heads of the Normandy Four countries (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document, in particular, provides for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 25 January — Lugansk