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31 January 2018, 14:24

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Kiev might stage provocations in Donbass during OSCE chairman's visit - People's Militia

LUGANSK, January 31 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukraine might stage provocations and acts of terror in the zone of so-called “anti-terrorist operation” during the visit of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Angelino Alfano, and put the blame on the Donbass Republics, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko told a news briefing at Lugansk Media Centre on Wednesday.
 
Citing intelligence data, “ATO” Headquarters alleged that Donbass Republics’ servicemen “planned major provocations and terrorist attacks against civilians on both sides of the contact line,” Marochko said. Ukrainian intelligence also claimed that vital infrastructure facilities might come under fire.
 
“Today, the Contact Group is meeting in Minsk,” Marochko reminded.
 
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Angelino Alfano plan to visit the zone of so-called “anti-terrorist operation,” which Ukraine might use to carry out provocations and acts of terror and blame the Republics for them,” the LPR People’s Militia spokesman said.
 
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 — 31 January — Lugansk