23 August 2019, 14:33
Kiev forces violate ceasefire 7 times in a week
LUGANSK, August 23 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Kiev forces violated the ceasefire seven times over the past week, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.
“Kiev forces violated the ceasefire seven times over the past week firing 82 mm mortar, IFVs, grenade launcher and small arms rounds at LPR areas,” he said.
The following settlements came under fire: Sokolniki, Krasnyi Liman, Lozovoye, Nizhneye Lozovoye, Kalinovka.
The orders to fire at LPR settlements were given by Ukrainian army 30th brigade commander Ivan Garaz and 14th brigade commander Sergey Voichenko.
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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 23 August — Lugansk