24 January 2018, 15:38



Kiev lies about LPR mobilization to spread panic

LUGANSK, January 24 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Kiev spreads lies about a mobilization allegedly going on in the LPR to intimidate the Republic residents, the LPR head administration said.

Some Ukrainian media spread allegations that the LPR acting head Leonid Pasechnik signed a decree on emergency measures to stabilize the situation along the contact line providing for mobilization, in response to the Ukrainian newly adopted law 'On the peculiarities of the state policy to ensure the state sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Lugansk regions' (the so-called Donbass reintegration bill).

"Websites and social networks have been hit with announcements of a mobilization in the LPR citing an acting head decree. These are fake news and they are spread to make LPR residents panic. Please, beware, all original decrees and announcements are published on official websites of the LPR head, LPR People's Council, LPR Council of Ministers and executive agencies' websites. All links to the fake decree are illegitimate," the administration said.

The LPR People's Militia has been repeatedly notifying population there is no mobilization going on, the recruitment is contract-based only. LPR authorities said there are no any conscription plan.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 24 January — Lugansk