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19 March 2020, 18:13

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Kiev forces stalk OSCE drone as it monitors heavy weapons - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, March 19 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Kiev forces were impeding the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission as it was recording the presence of Ukrainian heavy weapons, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Yakov Osadchiy said.

“Our observers spotted dangerous maneuvers of a Ukrainian drone to block the OSCE UAV which was capturing on video Ukrainian heavy weapons deployed by the 59th brigade gunmen in violation of the Minsk Agreements,” Osadchiy said.

“After the incident, the Ukrainian gunmen parachute-landed their drone in the Mironovskiy settlement area,” he added.

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 — 19 March — Lugansk