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7 June 2017, 10:53

MILITARY&DEFENCE

Kiev launches offensive on Zhelobok

LUGANSK, June 7 (Lugansk Media Center) – Ukrainian armed forces has launched an offensive on Zhelobok, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

 "The enemy has launched an offensive on Zhelobok village, Slavyanoserbskiy district; they also shell residential quarters of the neighboring townships."

"At the moment LPR People's Militia successfully resists the enemy."

Earlier some Ukrainian mass media sources reported that Kiev forces had taken a number of areas, including Zhelobok area, in the 'grey zone' under control.  LPR People's Militia dismissed the claims.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 07 June — Lugansk