2 January 2017, 13:25


Kiev forces violate ceasefire six times over past 24 hours

Kiev forces shelled LPR People’s Militia positions six times over the past 24 hours, the Republic’s defense authorities said.

Kalinovka village area was shelled three times with 82mm mortars and 152mm artillery, IFV cannons, recoilless anti-tank guns SPG and automatic grenade launchers AGS from Novozvanovka township direction.

Prince Igor monument area came under IFV cannon, AGS and small arms fire from Stanitsa Luganskaya direction.

Zheltoye area was hit with 82mm mortars from Lobachevo village direction.

Nikolaevka area was targeted with small arms from Sizoye direction.

The members of the Contact Group at the meeting in Minsk on December 21st agreed to enforce a comprehensive and durable ceasefire in effect from December 24th. The deal has become the 10th truce agreement since the autumn of 2014. Earlier Kiev forces regularly violate such agreements and LPR People's Militia records violations by Ukraine almost daily.

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 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 — 02 January — Lugansk