5 September 2019, 20:18


Kiev forces shell Zolotoye-5 with mortars, grenade launchers - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, September 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces fired at the Zolotoye-5 settlement with mortars, grenade launchers and small arms on Thursday evening, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“Despite the existing truce, Ukrainian armed formations continue to deliver provocative fire at LPR defenders’ positions,” Osadchiy said.

“Today, at 18:10, 72nd Separate Motorised Brigade gunmen, at the order of war criminal Bogomolov, fired three 82mm mortar rounds at Zolotoye-5, and shot at it with an anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launcher and small arms,” he said adding that damage assessment was underway.

The spokesman said that militia units “are fully committed to the ceasefire and do not respond to provocations.”

“We again urge international organisations to put pressure on Ukrainian armed formations with the view of maintaining the truce,” he 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 Resolution 2202 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 — 05 September — Lugansk