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9 April 2018, 14:16

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Kiev forces shellLPR People’s Militia positions with 70 rounds in 24 hours

LUGANSK, April 9 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces shelled LPR People’s Militia positions with 70 rounds over the past 24 hours, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

The security situation along the contact line remained tense, he said, as Kiev forces shelled Lozovoye and Kalinovka villages areas with 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, anti-aircraft cannons and AGS automatic grenade launchers.

"Overall, 70 rounds were expended."

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 12 February 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 — 09 April — Lugansk